Lady Long Rider Bernice Ende wrapped up her 8,000 mile trek two weeks ago, finishing her journey with a welcome party in Chewelah. It was her third time stopping in the eastern Washington town. The Trigo, Montana native is now home for a foreseeable amount of time for the first time in 12 years.
“It was fantastic coming back to Chewelah,” Ende said. “I’ve never had a welcome party before.”
Set up across from the Gentle Dentistry office, Ende was able to let her two horses Essie Pearl and Montana Spirit rest. The rider was last in Chewelah on April 30 but back then she still had to make the trek from Chewelah to Bellingham and back again. More