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I am planning to attempt the Tevis for the first time this year. I have
some questions that I am asking for opinions from you (and I know you all
First I am coming from Illinois traveling on I-80. I am concerned about
crossing the mountains. We will be using with a non-turbo diesel pulling a
24 foot gooseneck trailer (abuot 10,000lbs). I have pulled a trailer many
years ago with a gas truck at altitude, but it was hard. How about the
Secondly about the trail itself, how much food and H2O is available at
the stops? I don't know how easily our crew will be able to get to the
stops. I can carry lytes, but not hay. I also need H2O replacement for
Third, any general info would be appreciated. Although this is my first
trip to the Tevis, I have plenty of endurance experience and 100 mile
experience. So does my horse. I am planning on only riding to finish with
my "flatlander" horse. I also have experience hauling and know how to get a
horse to a ride able to go the distance. Unfortunately, due to work, I
cannot get there before Wed. night before the ride.
Any thoughts on this subject would be helpful and appreciated and a big
thank you in advance. Don't hesitate to send me info if you think of it in
a week or two, either, the Tevis is still 2 months away.
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