June 26, 2012


Jeff managed the Zapata Ranch cattle operations until 2014.

Last week, Carla and I led a pack trip into the high mountains with three guests, Ronnie, Ciska, and Hanna. For four days we explored the high and rugged Sangre De Cristo Mountains that tower above the ranch, camping in two different places, seeing two different high lakes, watching wildlife, hiking and a little bit of fishing. The experience of being in such an unbelievable place with good horses, a comfortable camp, and great guests was beyond words. I would describe the trip as a true adventure, both challenging and exhausting, yet completely exhilarating. We couldn’t have asked for a better group of people to take either. By the end of the trip we all felt like a family and it seemed like we had spent a month together. Here’s a big thank you to Ronnie, Ciska, and Hanna for fully engaging yourselves into every aspect of the trip making it such a fulfilling adventure and one I will never forget.