Nevada, MO men make 51 day trip to Mt. Rushmore via horseback

NEVADA, Mo. – Two men take a 51-day trip traveling from Missouri to Mount Rushmore on horseback.

Cris Rodriguez and Forrest Drury left Nevada, Missouri on June 1 and arrived at Mount Rushmore Wednesday July 21 with family and friends waiting. Rodriguez and Drury had help from day one, when a family they met offered them a place to stay after a camping site didn’t work out. Tt continued from there, with each family knowing someone in the next town.

“Everywhere we went, people took care of us,” said Drury.

Rodriguez says, after 51 days of riding horseback, the ground feels good.