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71-Year-Old Woman Takes On Nez Perce Trail

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MISSOULA -

A 71 -year-old woman takes on the entire Nez Perce National Historic Trail and will be ride right through the Bitterroot, and go all the way to Canada.

Hetty Dutra from California is one of the only people to ride the entire trail. She rode it in 1994 and now 20 years later she's packing up her horses and taking it on again at the age of 71. She's expected to be in Lolo by July, and is in need of a place for her and her horses to stay.

"It's hard to find a nice, safe place for the horses, where they could graze, so that is one of the biggest gifts is having a place to stay, especially down the Bitterroot," Dutra said.

She will keep a journal of her experiences online. Dutra also accepts donations for travel costs. If you're interested in helping Dutra, or you want to follow her journey, head to Nez Perce Trail Ride 2014.

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