DAVEY "DOC" WISER practices poems from a book by Waddie Mitchell while his wife, Sherry listens at the Cowboy Poetry reading at High Hill Ranch Friday night. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
RESTING UP for the last leg of the journey, Red Baron, 74, of Rio Linda, waits for the poetry readings to begin while wearing his hat made from a bobcat.
Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
WAGON TRAIN QUEEN Teresa Downer, 47, and husband, Steve, 48, of Acampo stand together and listen to music performed by the Stardust Cowboys at High Hill Ranch on Friday during the Cowboy Poetry Wagon Train event. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
DAYS END - Dalton Preszler stands with his father Mike as they listen to Cowboy Poetry at High Hill Ranch. Wagon Train riders spent the night at the Camino Ranch and were up at 5:00 a.m. to begin the trek into Placerville Saturday morning. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
COWBOY POET Jim King, 71, of Chico, recites "Ragged Old Flag," written by Johnny Cash while Liz Miller, of Placerville, holds the American flag at the Cowboy Poetry Wagon Train event at high Hill Ranch on Friday night. Democrat photos by Shelly Thorene