Behind my horses ears . Buffalo in distance . When I was 18 I spent one whole summer in the head of Lamar . I was packing for the park service and Jim Hotchkiss was the horse and mule boss , he taught me more than anyone about packing and taking proper care of gear . A tough but fair man .. it was the greatest wildest summer of my life . I was in charge of eight animals and drove them in an open stock truck . I’d put the gear overhead on a rack above the cab .A ramp would lower down with a hand winch to unload and load mules . Bill Foster gave me my driving test in Mammoth . He said I’ve watched you drive every kind of vehicle in Jardine but I need to go through the motions . I’d pack supplies in on Monday to the conservation corp kids and come out Saturday to get more . We built a trail to Frost lake . There was six young adults . Jim Peppin , George Woods if your reading this say hi.
Respectfully Warren