“It was a very easy decision for me to put everything on hold after graduation and go on this trip. I’m a city boy whose heart belongs in the mountains.” Thomas Glover hails from the big city of Houston, TX but took to the mountains like an old school packer.
While getting his degree in Construction Science at Texas A&M University, Glover spent his summers leading horseback rides in Rocky Mountain National Park and one fall guiding elk hunts in Wyoming. His reliability, mapping, and horseshoeing skills were crucial to the success of the trip.
What C-Star lacked in height, he made up for in bulk and muscle. Sturdy and surefooted, he could be trusted to conquer the most treacherous terrain America had to offer. From day one, C-Star was affectionate toward humans and a quick learner.
Yes, I rode a horse named Stumbles across America. Contrary to his name, Stumbles proved to be a great saddle horse on the trail. With a no-nonsense attitude, he could be relied on to get from point A to point B, but not for a happy greeting in the morning. He approached each challenge very cautiously and methodically, always thinking things through.
More tank than horse, there was no obstacle that Tuff couldn’t handle. Even fully loaded with two hundred or more pounds of gear, Tuff had no problem busting through thick brush, toppling over trees, and hopping over large rocks.