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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Pack mules going behind Swift Dam.

We were out fishing one morning, then headed to the dam house from the ranch, for breakfast...I saw a Forest Service trailer going by, so told Robert if we got to the trail head we could probably watch the mule string as they loaded the packs.
I enjoy watching the Forest Service mules, they work hard, and they're so used to following each other in the strings they develop their own ways of getting along with each other. Much of the way mules treat each other involves humor. So it's always a pleasure to see them.












From my previous post about the trail head into the Bob Marshall, you see where the trail winds it's way up the cliff face behind the Dam House. Here the mules have climbed the trail and they're headed out behind Swift Dam.

I took a lot of photos of this pack string as they were loading up. If you would like to create some paintings of pack mules, as they're being loaded, just ask. Photo prices for artist reference begin at $20.

Donna Ridgway


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