Even out in the desert we meet people. Bill stopped by Riley Store & Archery for a bite to eat. There he met Dale Marten and his grandson Austin Marten. They set him up with a bow, the target: a Life Saver candy. After three misses he nailed it on the fourth (Bill: "With some help from God"). Dale is the 1998 Archery State Champion and an avid bow hunter.
We stop 3 times a day so Bill and Blackie can rest. I ride up ahead of Bill six to seven miles and wait to meet him. One of the places that I stopped at happened to be an old ranch. I explored the site and got some pictures. You can check out some of the old buildings in the gallery.