Lease this WebApp and get rid of the ads.
Daniel Buck
Re: The humble mule wins?
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:49pm
71.126.136.67

Vince,
I have no idea how far a mule can go if properly motivated, but I do not think 50 miles a day is unrealistic.

Some info here,
http://www.mulemuseum.org/history-of-the-mule.html

EXCERPT: "During the Indian wars in the American southwest, mules set a number of endurance records. In 1882, a company of scouts and one pack train, loaded 200 pounds on a mule and left the San Carlos agency in Arizona on a three-day march. In those three days, the mule had covered 280 miles. Another pack train covered 108 miles in 16 hours - - while a third had traveled 85 miles in desert heat in just 12 hours."

Dan

  • Re: The humble mule wins?Vince Garcia, Sat Apr 14 2:39pm
    Don't they arrive on the 8th? leaving on the 5th would be 4 days But if it's 2 days that that's 40 miles/day by mule? I have a hard time seeing it. If they took 4 days, arriving on the 8th that would ... more
    • Re: The humble mule wins? — Daniel Buck, Sat Apr 14 3:49pm
    • Re: The humble mule wins?Daniel Buck, Sat Apr 14 3:36pm
      Vince, the shootout was the evening of the 6th; the bodies were discovered the 7th. I screw the dates up all the time. Dan
      • Re: The humble mule wins?Vince Garcia, Sat Apr 14 4:17pm
        I guess mules can move pretty good then, especially when you have an abusive guy like SD driving them to the limit if he wants to. In any event, i see no reason why to be Butch and SD they would have ... more
        • Re: The humble mule wins?Daniel Buck, Sat Apr 14 6:45pm
          Vince, I can't really add anything to what I've already posted, that mules were the preferred mount in the Bolivian Andes in the 19th and early 20th century; they are more sure-footed on difficult... more
          • Mule PhotoChrisV, Sun Apr 15 6:33am
            You can not tell who is in that photos except that there are mules and not horses. Could be anyone.
            • Re: Mule PhotoDaniel Buck, Sun Apr 15 6:56am
              Chris, Best to look at the big picture, so speak. Sometimes provenance -- that is, information about the date and location of the photo and identity of the people depicted -- trumps resolution.... more
              • Re: Mule PhotoChrisV, Sun Apr 15 7:09am
                Sorry Dan, I dont accept it as proof. Could it be them? Yes, it could because I can't really tell who anyone is in the photo. Could it be someone else....of course and probably is
                • Re: Mule PhotoDaniel Buck, Sun Apr 15 7:44am
                  Chris, We're talking evidence, not proof. Evidence is what you gather, the building blocks, that help you reach a conclusion, tentative or otherwise. The history of the photo, the date, the location, ... more
                  • Re: Mule PhotoChrisV, Sun Apr 15 8:29am
                    Two mules have been identified. After that, could be anyone as I said earlier. Doesn't mean anything without the faces
Click here to receive daily updates