Saturday, February 19, 2011

Riding For Himself - Full Article

California man travels across the country in a covered wagon for the joy of it
Alamogordo Daily News
By Elva K. Osterreich, Associate News Editor
Posted: 02/18/2011 12:00:00 AM MST

Traveling only with Bug, Kate and Kitty, Gene Glasscock has made his home on the road. Instead of a comfortable RV in which to ride, he has chosen a covered wagon.

Kate and Kitty are mules who are faithfully hauling Glasscock from one coast to the other. Bug, a little dog, is his boss, Glasscock said.

In the early 1980s, Glasscock took his biggest longrider journey when he road a horse from the Arctic Circle to the equator, a distance of about 12,000 miles. From 2002 to 2005, he rode a horse named Frank through all 48 state capitals in the continental United States. Now, he's just hanging out in his wagon moving west to east at his own pace...

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