Wagon Train

Back in the Black Rock Desert on June 7 we were camped out on the playa, and saw a cloud of dust in the distance. Over time the mirage of blobs floating above the sand materialized into a horse-drawn wagon train that slowly passed our site. It took them enough time that we could walk out and say hi to the teamsters. They were on their way to Silver City, Idaho from somewhere in California. I was even offered a job as ‘swamper‘ for one of the wagons, but I have our own ‘wagon train’ to take care of!

The 5-wagon train appears out of the mirage on the desert.

Close enough to see some of the teams are mules, some are horses.

The train continued into the distance towards their destination.

We headed back to our 'wagon' to return to Bend.

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