Following in Chief Joseph's Footsteps

More than 250 riders, drivers and spectators, along with 106 horses, gathered for the 55th Annual Chief Joseph Trail Ride organized by the Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC), July 22-26. The Chief Joseph Trail Ride is a progressive ride tracing, as closely as possible, the route Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce took while attempting to escape the US Cavalry in 1877. The ride is currently on its fifth passage of the route that takes 13 years to complete. This year, when riders and their Appaloosas covered 113 miles in just five days in Idaho from Grangeville to Musselshell Meadows (east of Weippe), the third leg was completed.

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