Sunday, July 19, 2015
Women's Pull: 2015 Manteca Stake Handcart Trek
Second day at handcart trek we had a calling of the Mormon Battalion. The women went one way, and the men up a fire trail to the top of a hill; where the men lined an even steeper hill, and this was called the women’s pull. The women’s pull was incredible, as the women had to pull the carts up a 36% grade. Many returned to help more and more carts. They would have 9 women or more to a cart and away they would go. Guys were prepared to jump in, but the women insisted it was a women’s pull. However guys did jump in at the top when they were at their limit. So the result is, Mormon women are pretty tough stock and you [to Caleb] could marry any of them that were there. I walked up that women’s pull hill after they were done, and it was steep. I had to stop several times to catch my breath and went very slow. I could not have helped with that pull had I been asked.