In their small locker room, the bull riders scrape rosin from their bull ropes, the only tool, aside from their blunt spurs, that they are allowed to use to hang on. They will all attempt to stay on a bull today for 8 seconds, and the 15 lucky riders with the most points will continue to the championship round, for another ride and a chance at prize money.
Injuries, even catastrophic ones, are ever-present.
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I pay the price every morning when I put on my socks. I feel it everywhere. Today he reminds young bull riders to stay focused on the riding, not the trappings. The riders, though, are not there for the audience. They are chasing transcendence, 8 seconds at a time. I remember being in my prime and in great shape and having a ride and just feeling spent, feeling my legs like rubber under me, and that was a great feeling.
Out in the arena, the day gets under way. Fireworks, prayer, a pair of women in midriff-baring tops sponsored by Monster energy drinks to escort the riders out for introductions. The rodeo clown tries to dance like Michael Jackson, jokes about horse manure, fires branded stress balls into the crowd. Kids wiggle in their seats and spill the popcorn.
Bud Light is served all around. Some leave their cowboy hats behind in favor of a helmet, which will soon be required for all PBR riders. They help each other onto the bulls, bracing themselves as they pull the rope tight for a buddy. Show us your tips and tricks, bake treats or set up an agility course. We had a dog on the show going for the world record in balloon popping and had him do a practice run.
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At dusk, staff members light up the fire pit, a communal hub. There are nightly activities volleyball, horseshoes, live music as well as talks by National Park Service staff and astronomer-led stargazing. Food is not included in the overnight rate. All locations offer a cowboy cookout, a Western-style barbecue with live bluegrass music not included in the price on alternating days of the week. Only Yellowstone has a restaurant, Bar-N-Ranch , on site.
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Note: A car is necessary to travel to and from the location, as well as to enter the park. If seclusion is your aim, this property delivers privacy and then some. The closest grocery store is 2. A mile-long hike is required — with luggage — to reach the property from the parking lot. Cell service? Not a chance. At this elevation, even electricity is generator-powered. And therein lies the charm of this wilderness retreat, which borders both Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.
Most tents have twin beds. But there are a few king-size ones. Again, no grungy outhouses to contend with.
A modern bathhouse with single-sex restrooms flush toilets and outdoor showers with hot water is walking distance from cabins.