Quitting work on a painting can be challenging. This one, called “Red Mule”, sounds like it should be the title of a Zane Gray book – or a bad whiskey in that book. I rode a mule named “Jenny” on a pack trip in Northern California’s Russian Wilderness. Other than being a little heady at times we got along fine.
Camped at Russian Lake for five days. Water temp. of 40 degrees, lake is spring-fed and snowmelt. It sure took the air out of you when swimming. Trout were small but good. Air smelled new, like it’d never been breathed before now.