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On the Trail

by Candy Moulton
Encampment, Wyo.

Today a heavy fog enveloped our camp creating a quiet atmosphere in which to begin the day. By mid-morning, the students had chosen Mikayla as the wagonmaster for the day. I find it interesting that the leaders so far have been female: Lydia, Javonna, Angela, and now Mikayla.

The fog was lifting by the time the wagons rolled out of camp. This morning the wagon train forded the Sweetwater River. Mr. Mechant led the way with his wagon, and did not make it all the way across, leading Mr. Vixie to take his mule team up and across the river to double-team the wagon and pull it out. He did that with three of the five wagons.

A gold miner overtook the train today, looking for a cook named Rick who had “stolen my mule.” He said that cook was known to turn mule meat into ham and wondered if the students had or seen any. (From their collective intake of breath, I wonder if they aren’t quite sure what the meat is that they received from Mr. Rick).

Today a heavy fog enveloped our camp creating a quiet atmosphere in which to begin the day. By mid-morning, the students had chosen Mikayla as the wagonmaster for the day. I find it interesting that the leaders so far have been female: Lydia, Javonna, Angela, and now Mikayla.

The fog was lifting by the time the wagons rolled out of camp. This morning the wagon train forded the Sweetwater River. Mr. Mechant led the way with his wagon, and did not make it all the way across, leading Mr. Vixie to take his mule team up and across the river to double-team the wagon and pull it out. He did that with three of the five wagons.

A gold miner overtook the train today, looking for a cook named Rick who had “stolen my mule.” He said that cook was known to turn mule meat into ham and wondered if the students had or seen any. (From their collective intake of breath, I wonder if they aren’t quite sure what the meat is that they received from Mr. Rick).

Today a heavy fog enveloped our camp creating a quiet atmosphere in which to begin the day. By mid-morning, the students had chosen Mikayla as the wagonmaster for the day. I find it interesting that the leaders so far have been female: Lydia, Javonna, Angela, and now Mikayla.

The fog was lifting by the time the wagons rolled out of camp. This morning the wagon train forded the Sweetwater River. Mr. Mechant led the way with his wagon, and did not make it all the way across, leading Mr. Vixie to take his mule team up and across the river to double-team the wagon and pull it out. He did that with three of the five wagons.

A gold miner overtook the train today, looking for a cook named Rick who had “stolen my mule.” He said that cook was known to turn mule meat into ham and wondered if the students had or seen any. (From their collective intake of breath, I wonder if they aren’t quite sure what the meat is that they received from Mr. Rick).


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