The Bismarck man and his Vegas horse
Man, you talk about going out and doing something that very few people get the chance or even think about trying, that’s all. David Sterna and a “friend” of his have just accomplished something quite special – living a little history, so to speak.
An incredible 276 mile journey
According to Kfyrtv.com “David Sterna and his quarter horse Vegas are back in Mandan after a long trip. They took the Bismarck-Deadwood trail and hiked 276 miles” – this same trail was used in the late 1880s and David set out to explore what it was like back then – him and his faithful horse.
“The end of the trail, the historic end, was something I always wanted to do, was see what the prairie looked like in the late 1800s,”
Sterna relayed it to Kfyrtv.com, adding that on the days he and Vegas were on the track, the weather was a factor – with scorching heat. “It was 102 degrees, and I was at a dam, and I should have stayed there…” David didn’t pause and continued, unfortunately he suffered a slight stroke.
Did that end his journey?
Definitely not – Sterna hit the end after 13 days of driving – mile after mile he and Vegas tackled each other together, and the beauty of the Dakota trail and scenery never stopped. “The birds singing every morning, the hawks in the sky, the eagles, it was just peaceful,” Kfyrtv.com reported.
This story makes you stop and think
We all have busy lives, we get up and go to work five days a week, a short weekend that seems to last 2 seconds, then repeat the process – months go by, and before you know it he’s dreaming that we were able to have never seemed to play. David Sterna broke his way of life and went out and completed his journey. In short, inspiring and brilliant!
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