"Happy Trails to You...until we meet again!"

 For Youth ages:  12-18




Teachers & Common Core

Curriculum & 


The Adventure Begins for youth ages 12 - 18!

Jerry Warren

Georgia's Cowboy Poet

Jerry raises cattle, teaches Cowboy Poetry and oversees the "ranch hands" who are helping gather and review the submissions


Submission info

Digital Storytelling


The Hornbek Homestead - Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument

By early Spring, 1878, Adeline Hornbek moved to Colorado Springs

and then eventually built her ranch on 160 acres in Florissant.  Her ranch consisted of a main house, bunkhouse that served has a home for farm hands that help harvest her 3-acre garden full of potatoes and fruit and many other kinds of vegetables, a root cellar, barn, and carriage shed. Quite an accomplishment for a Pioneer Woman - as she also had 4 children, served on the school board and worked in the general store.
Learn more about Adeline at http://nps.gov.flfo




Cowboy & Cowgirl Poets

Since the late 1700's Cowboys have been writing and reciting poetry around the campfire. Today, they continue at Cowboy Gatherings, entertaining across our great nation. 


Founding Sponsors:

Banker's Fidelity of Georgia

A Backpack Journalist Foundation

Carolina Manufacturing Company

More being added daily.

Photography by Mike McLean at the Sewell Farm, Griffin, Georgia for A Backpack Journalist, LLC. Dallas, Texas & Linda Dennis at the Sewell Farm, Florissant, Colorado & Lexington Kentucky for  A Backpack Journalist, LLC

A Poem waiting to be written..