Ain't nuthin like ridin' a finehorse in a new country- Augustus McCrae – Lonesome Dove
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Into the Cool & Clouds~
The weatherman said something about a big, slow moving storm that was coming up from the south - one clear day - then tomorrow & Friday - rain! I didn't want to miss an opportunity to get out while the getting was good! Joyce too had a plan for today - checking out some of the trails that she'd used years ago - even prior to when she moved into the "neighborhood" of the tree farms.
Freshly graded roads~
The first thing we couldn't help but notice, was the freshly graded logging roads, so fresh that when we came up on the grader - we were ready to turn back. The operator was super nice, just out to clear the brush from the sides. Not to open it up for more logging - which was our first thought. The footing was so soft - especially after yesterday's rain - that Farah wanted to move-out so we did! It was perfect for good long stretches of trot!
Large clear cuts
We found some large clear-cuts & lots of lots of forest! The idea is to maybe make a loop or two out from where we found dead-ends today. Sure looks possible & would be some nice Winter riding. Now the truth comes out! Joyce likes my Google trail images! :-) So I'll share it here.
We were out well over three hours & covered just under 20-miles. It was an invigorating ride! At this rate, we'll have to move up in distance - again :-) After Diana Nyad's incredible record breaking swim - who can question what can be done when we take up new challenges, or re-visit old ones? Not that I will... mind you! But Karen's book makes those 100's sound like so much fun :-) Not!