When the author was thirteen, he pulled a book, ALL IN THE DAY’S RIDING, from the Palo Alto Library shelves. It changed his life. Reading it was enough to make him determined, even though it was written 33 years earlier, to follow Will James’ suggestion and ride a saddle horse and lead a pack horse into the wilderness in search of open range cowboying. This book recounts from his journals and letters the joys, dangers, and beauty of the 1,700 miles he was to ride in the summer of 1960. It also explains in vivid detail the skills required and risks posed on the open-range of the high mountains of southwest Montana. This book also gives insight into the workings of a nobel profession that is vanishing in the modern world.