On May 21, 2019, Mike went over the next ridge to continue his wilderness adventure journey, in the next life. Click on the photo to read his obituary and story. There will be a Remembrance Gathering on Saturday, June 8 at the Blue Sky Sage camp.
Right out of high school, I started packing mules and guiding guests in the Teton Wilderness, the most remote location in the lower 48 states. Since that time, I have guided many thousands of guests across most of Wyoming, in various pursuits such as snowmobile tours, pack trips, wilderness hunting adventures, and for the past 20 years, horseback riding adventures in the Great Divide Basin and west slope of the Wind River mountains, with my wife Bobbi as part of Blue Sky Sage.
After 42 years, mountains of worn-out horseshoes and boot leather, and hundreds of miles of snowmobile tracks later, this lure to explore around the next corner and over the far horizon is as strong as ever. I look forward to sharing my passion for the Wyoming I know and love with you”.
“I started as a cook’s helper and campfire entertainer on pack trips when we first were married, then went with Mike back into a wilderness elk hunting camp 56 miles horseback from the road to work cooking and wrangling horses. All these years later, I’m still working at doing a little of everything I’ve learned and our life together is an ever-continuing story of new adventures, great people, good horses, and a love of Wyoming. My horsemanship has evolved and my mission is to share what I’ve learned and what I love about riding out here with you”.
Sharon CaudillCamp Chef
“I am SOOOOOOOO excited to be your camp chef!” For the 2019 season, Sharon will be part of the team as our new head chef. We’ve known her for years and been the beneficiaries of her culinary skills before, so we know she’s qualified. And not only is Sharon a talented and well-respected professional chef, she also has been around horses for most of her life, so she knows that special relationship that women and horses can have. Welcome to the team Sharon, and here’s to Dutch ovens and cowboy coffee!
Lucky’s position is deputy security officer, public relations specialist, and greeter. He has been with Blue Sky Sage for nearly eight years, and he is a valuable member of the team. In addition to his job, he is also a loyal friend and companion. He enjoys riding in the truck, gnawing on a good bone, and howling on the rare occasion that he needs a little attention.