Ain't nuthin like ridin' a fine horse in a new country - Augustus McCrae – Lonesome Dove

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Gray Day Views~

Farah survey's the view
It sure didn't seem like the end of August, more like the end of September!  We left Linda's just after 10 a.m.   George had done a large section of trail clearing, so we did some trails that I hadn't been on in a long time.  They included a couple nice bridges of some length so Farah went in front & right over!  Good practice for taking her to Baker Lake!  
Gray day view
 By about 1 p.m. when we were ready to leave, the gray was even gloomier & it had started to "mist"!  I don't know what the temperature was, but our hands & even our toes in our boots were getting cold!  In spite of it, we had a really good ride, some technical elements, climbing & didn't see any fresh sign of Bear - though we did see where some of the Elderberry had been knocked down & berries eaten.  The Blackberry's in the mountains have yet to even get ripe, so know that the Bears must be hungry!
Monument & Memorial Seat
We did some work on crossing a spot of water that Farah thought might jump up at her.  After one somewhat ungraceful leap, I turned her back & she had to cross it correctly the second time, which she finally Did!  She always seems so happy to get out & always has such a positive attitude & swing to her walk!  So comfortable!  I'm getting spoiled!

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