Riding on through Yellowstone’s first snow.

“All America lies at the end of the wilderness road, and our past is not a dead past, but still lives in us. Our forefathers had civilization inside themselves, the wild outside. We live in the civilization they created, but within us the wilderness still lingers. What they dreamed, we live, and what they lived, we dream.”

― T.K. Whipple

There are many reasons to love the lands where we are from. They shelter us, provide for us and even better yet, they have the capacity to entertain us. It is sometimes easy to forget that all around us we have over 80 million acres of national parks and even more in forest service land, that’s a lot! We decided to saddle up and go riding in national parks this winter. Our trail took us to Yellowstone. So get out a map and find the closest park by you, you may be surprised how close they are.
Being involved with a company that knows how important it is to ensure these lands are protected for future generations helps set my mind at ease. Environmentally sustainable practices make us even more grateful for the lands we have for recreational use. As someone who lives for the next adventure be it riding horses in national parks, or hiking that mountain I passed the other week I love preserved wild land that is out there waiting for me to tame it. Hard work goes a long way to preserve what we are so fortunate to be a part of. Why are you still reading this and not planning your trip?
These pockets we like to call national parks are all over the country and are proof that the Wild West is still alive, we just have to get out of our element and go explore. People have always been driven to be closer to nature, riding horses in nation parks does it for me. No matter what can be thrown our way. We go out and push it to the limits, we thrive in this. Living the dream.

Evan here! Born and raised in Sandpoint, Idaho. Join me on my journey, reins in hand, grilling planks in the other as I discover the wilder side of the Wild West. I once heard “That’s the wild for you – it’s got its dangers, which is part of the beauty.” and dangers or not, I intend to see all the beauty.