"Mule Man" Gets Around

You may remember the silent stranger who passed through Lamorinda with a string of pack mules in tow recently. Well, he really gets around, apparently.

Testament, perhaps, to the stamina of our wayfaring stranger and the long reach of Patch, we hear today from a nice lady in Chandler, Arizona, inquiring if the is the same man she photographed passing through Chandler in May.

"My friend from Los Altos, CA posted on her Facebook about seeing this guy in Los Altos this weekend and I remembered seeing the same thing in Chandler, Arizona in May," wrote Veronica Brown of Chandler. "I took a few photos with my cell phone. I wonder if it could be the same guy and what this is all about? An ad perhaps? She thought he was a time traveller!"

If you missed our story a sturdy but silent stranger appeared in Moraga and exited through Orinda a few weeks back, sending the locals scrambling for their cameras but netting surprisingly few good photos. Patcher "Ed" has perhaps the best shot of the "Mountain Man" ( Veronica has branded him the "Mule Man.")

Whatever you call him the man has our interest, head down and apparently with a travel plan... his animals obviously well tacked and well packed and cared for.

So far, he remains a mystery, perhaps a nomadic version of Forrest Gump, traversing the country with his animals in search of some inner truth.

NRD August 25, 2012 at 03:03 AM
I just posted earlier about him staying at my friends house in Gilroy, Ca., and leaving this morning the 24th of August. She said that he has a sister that lives in Arizona and he stays with her for about a month out of the year. He apparently grew up in Mill Valley.
mcc-dad September 20, 2012 at 03:42 AM
Joel Basore February 07, 2013 at 05:04 AM
Just spotted him this afternoon in San DIego, near Ruffin Rd & Clairemont Mesa Blvd. As said above his animals look well taken care of. I thought it was very strange to see a man with three pack animals in a pretty urban area. The last mule had a case with "3mules.com". I visited the site, but it seems as mysterious as the man. He was leading the animals as he was in the pics above. The first animal was wearing a saddle, but he was walking.


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