|1,625 feet up Mt.Washington|
|At the edge of the woods~ We climbed to 1,700 ft. in 4-mi.|
|Mt. Pilchuck to the south - high point 2,200 ft.|
|Almost 1 p.m. & a low layer of clouds moves in~|
|Joyce & Target|
|The Stillaquamish River & 530 to Darrington|
|Looking East toward Darrington~|
|Clouds moving by below us~|
|Our fearless Leader! We'll go That Way! :-)|
|View from Barbara's Bench 2015 ft.|
|Almost 3:30 p.m. - Stunning Sunset over the Olympics|
|After 4 p.m. My golden girl~|
Our year-end Derby miles total; 1,423. (Not including 44 miles I rode in January - I signed up too late for those to count.) Then, only one ride I forgot to log :-) Garmin Connect recorded; 1,478 - 360+ hours & 120 rides.
As my last ride of the year - it's time to thank my good mare - for taking me along for all those miles! I believe that she's the highest mileage horse in this years Derby. Riders finishing ahead of me were riding multiple horses. Farah never took a lame step, never quit, gave more when I asked her & has gained so much both physically & mentally! Now - I'm dealing with an over abundance of self-confidence. We tried a lot of new things & ended up coming back to the place we both enjoy most - trail...
Heartfelt thanks to the friends who helped me with my goals; Joyce, Linnea & Linda - for the miles they shared with me! A special Thank You - to Justin Foss for keeping the shoes on the mare that carried us 100% sound over all those miles! To Dean Essex, DVM, James Bryant DVM & Brandi Holohan, DVM - all of whom contributed to our cause! Finally - & yet again to - my husband, who supports every mile, while keeping the Bronco & trailer smoothing running along - for the many, many miles we spend on the road to get to the trails~