|On our way~|
|ATV track under the newly moved in debris|
Undeterred, we turned back & went out the way I usually come back. I decided to check on the Wetland, but was amazed at how overgrown the small path was. It also looked like someone had tried to dig a ditch, but I have no idea why. We got around the first of the dead-fall & down the path to where small Alders had grown up. Now they were big enough to stop our progress - so again I had to turn back. This time, as we tried to negotiate our way around, I felt Farah's rear end drop down. Then - she reared... of course we all know the thoughts that race through your brain at such a time... Just when I thought we'd be going over backward, she managed to find purchase, dropped down & pulled out! Whew! I didn't need the adrenalin! :-) Was really happy at the way she' actually kept her "cool" though - didn't thrash unnecessarily, just got us out! Next trip I'll be packing a saw & hand pruners! (Praise for a borrowed saddle with a secure seat!) It was a "cookie" moment :-)
Once out on the power lines, we found an abandoned Plymouth Voyager Van with current plates. I called 911 & reported that. I rode down to the bottom of the hill to see if that gate was open or closed, to find it closed. That meant going back the way we'd come. Now I plan to call that landowner & ask for keys to the gates, otherwise my "loop" will be undo-able. All together we were out for almost 3 hrs. It was very chilly & very Beautiful!
|South on the power lines|