Wyoming Dreaming

February 2nd, 2013

February is the time of year when most of us really start getting tired of winter and begin turning our thoughts toward spring and summer and the fun times ahead.  Our minds will drift to Wyoming and we will begin to long for a visit to immerse ourselves in the sheer wildness of the place.  There is something so cleansing about time spent in the vast expanses of Wyoming.  And, like iron filings to a magnet, we are drawn to the place where we get such a sense of renewal.

Fellow dudette Maryann Kowalyshyn sent me this video which was produced by Scott McKinley Productions for the Rocky Mountain Elk foundation. Set to the music of Kenny G, it won Grand Prize-Best of Show at the International Wildlife Film Festival held in Missoula, Montana.  It was filmed on location in Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park and the National Elk Refuge; all of which are just a hop, skip and a jump from T Cross!  When I watched it the first two times, the tears rolled down my face.  I admit to being a sap, but this really made me long to be at T Cross in the midst of the magnificence of nature. 

I hope you’ll enjoy this little February break, and that you’ll find a way to join me back “home” at T Cross where dreams do come true.  Click here to watch.


Pie, Anyone?

July 13th, 2011

Click on the picture below to find out just what our T Cross wranglers and staff will do for a bit of pie. Featured left to right: Clancy, Carter, Connor, Trevor, Matt and Emily. Don’t miss out on an unforgettable experience at the T Cross Ranch!


Dude Ranch History: An Interview with Ken Neal

March 9th, 2011
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With the Equitrekking Great American Ranches show airing next month on Public Television, we are excited to share a clip featuring Ken Neal (your host Gretchen Neal-Cardall’s father and former manager/owner of the T Cross).

The show delves into the history and adventure of historic ranches in Wyoming and other Western states, and Neal tells us all about it.


Check out the show schedule posted here, and don’t miss this chance to learn more about the T Cross Ranch!

Great American Ranches: The T Cross on Public Television

March 2nd, 2011
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If you haven’t seen Equitrekking®, the Emmy Award-winning lifestyle travel series hosted by travel expert Darley Newman, now is the time! Starting March 30, the new fifth season of high definition episodes on Create® TV will take you around the globe—and you guessed it, the T Cross is on the list!

Newman’s Equitrekking team searches the world for the best places to ride horseback meeting local people to experience scenery and culture both in and out of the saddle.

The show includes episodes exploring exotic and exciting destinations such as Uruguay, Alberta, Turkey’s Coast, Cappadocia & Istanbul, Jordan: Wadi Rum, Aqaba & Jerash, Jordan: Petra, Royal Stables & Dead Sea, Great National Parks, Great American Ranches, Vermont, the Carolinas, Georgia Coast, Wyoming, Colorado and Spain.


But the episode we are most excited about is the Equitrekking Great American Ranches, which delves into the history and adventure of historic ranches in Wyoming, Colorado, Arizona, Alberta, Texas, Maui and the Big Island. The show highlights each ranch’s geography and history–and how they influence each ranch today.

“Interviewing ranch owners and cowboys who have chosen to hold fast to their traditions and Western culture, viewers learn what it’s like to run a ranch in America, while also riding through some of the beautiful wild terrain where these ranches lie,” Newman shared.

In the T Cross episode, you’ll meet the hosts of T Cross Ranch including Ken Neal, your host Gretchen Neal-Cardall’s father and previous owner and manager of the T Cross. Neal shares with viewers what unique and priceless experiences dude ranching gives the American people and international travelers.

Darley Newman and T Cross Manager Mark Cardall ride the T Cross range with wrangler Gregg Rigby.

Don’t miss Equitrekking on Create TV, a digital channel of popular Public Television lifestyle programs that reaches over 82 percent of U.S. TV households. The show will broadcast on Wednesdays and Sundays at 9:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m., and 9:30 p.m. ET. Equitrekking Great American Ranches will broadcast on Sunday, April 17. The Wyoming episode will re-broadcast on Create in May.View a full synopsis of the show, by clicking here. The schedule for the shows is posted here.

To learn more about Darley Newman’s trip to the T Cross, check out her first-hand article “Ride horses at an authentic dude ranch in the beautiful Shoshone National Forest” on Equitrekking Travel’s T Cross page. Her homepage invites viewers to “Dream, plan and learn with EquitrekkingTravel.com’s high definition horse riding videos, journals and photo galleries from each destination.”

T Cross Ranch now on Facebook

January 21st, 2011
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We’re on Facebook! Check out videos, photos, and updates from your friends at the T Cross.

Gain access by pressing “Like” on our Facebook profile and share us with all your friends. We can hardly wait to hear from you.