Here’s a glimpse of what we saw our first four days on the road. Under way I made photos, notes and audio recordings. My route led me from Asheboro, North Carolina to Erect. From there, we headed west through Black Ankle, Flint Hill, Ophir and Low Water Bridge. The fourth day we arrived in Eldorado where I spent a day visiting with friends Melinda, Chris and Marion (and countless others) at the Eldorado Outpost.
Hope you enjoyed your mule tour of the Uwharrie Range. From Eldorado, it’s unclear how I return of Asheboro. I’ll keep you posted.
(Thanks, Ronald, for loaning me the pack saddle, grain, poncho and mule. Not so sure about those duffel bags. Another shout out to Melinda, Chris and Marion at the Eldorado Outpost for putting my mules and me up. If you get crazy lucky, Chris might be barbecuing chicken out back. Go for it. Otherwise just consider yourself everyday lucky and go for the fried bird. It’s worth a four-day mule ride.)
Map note: The map shows Low Water Bridge in the Uwharrie Range.
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You enjoyed 2mules together ! I feed my horses every morning but I can not find time to get on them ,because money is evil to me ,can make more cinammons than saddle up and go . I enjoy your trip with reading website. k .s
— keiko · Monday August 12, 2013 · #
Hi there Keiko. Thanks so much for sending the veggies. I wasn’t at dad’s when they arrived so now all that’s left for Polly and me are some carrots and a piece of cabbage. He says he couldn’t wait…. As per your hitting the road, I say you just load up your saddle bags with cinnamon rolls and hit the trail. Knowing you, you’ll soon be back in the bake sale business doing fine! Have a great day. Bernie
Bernie, it may have been unpleasant, but now you are poised to dominate an industry.
Look who is #1 in a Google search of “vomit saddle bags”.
— Keith · Wednesday August 21, 2013 · #
I enjoy reading about you, Polly and Buddy. I like your planning…make up your mind and hit the road before you have time to change your mind!
About those American Outfitter Jeans (with or without the pears), if they are my size I’ll offer 10 cents for a pair. That’s triple what Ronald paid for them, and now they are a little more “used!”
Have a great time!
— judy · Saturday August 31, 2013 · #
Hey, My husband and I live in a small town in NC called Wallburg. It is in between High Point and Thomasville. If you ever venture out this way, please feel free to stop by. We would love to host you and your 4 legged babies.
— Elizabeth Denny · Saturday September 14, 2013 · #
Welive in mitchell countyvon pumpkin patch mountain. Mostly trees and boulders but wevwould love to host you in the Pisgah. Also have the wanderlust.
— Barbara · Thursday September 24, 2015 · #
Be great to visit you all in Pisgah. Don’t you worry about the trees and boulders. I’d show up with a gamey pack mule and have Polly haul the gear. I’d hang my hammock from a big tree and roll the boulders down the hill (and get my grandfather Fritz rolling in his grave as he always forbid us the joys of youthful rock-rolling….).
Hope all’s well on Pumpkin Patch Mountain.