Ain't nuthin like ridin' a finehorse in a new country- Augustus McCrae – Lonesome Dove
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
2015 - First Ride!
Mt. Rainier - 12:23 p.m.
Finally, Lynn & I managed to arrange a ride! We'd hoped to go on a long point-to-point, but with all the flooding, the trails that we might have done this on - were under water in many places! Instead, I talked Lynn into coming up to Victoria, where on the mountain, the roads are dry.
Our lower loop
During our much enjoyed time off the trails - I called Garmin & finally figured out how to overlay my routes onto Google Earth - again! Not only that, but now I can go back & save images of the rides I did last year - happy - happy me :-)
Lynn & Sophie
It was really nice to have company on the ride - it had been too long! Lynn & I had plenty to catch up on :-) Every time Farah tried to act up toward Sophie, or started her bucking routine, I just turned her around, walked her back the way we'd come - she would sigh & we'd turn back. All in all, a pretty successful way to manage her & she did seem to enjoy having company with us as much as I did.
Plenty of water~!
All the little streams were very full & we could hear them before we saw them! It was cool in the shade, but so warm & wonderful in the sunshine! When I was going through Arlington about noon - it was 44. Coming home this afternoon - about 4 p.m. it was again 44 - with fog moving in.
Mt. Rainier 3:10 p.m.
There was an amazing view of the mountain both as we started out & as we were returning! Heavy cloud cover or fog over the lowlands~
Farah's "Saddlebred" look :-)
Just after I took the photo, we saw a horse far up the hillside - which put Farah on alert :-) Thanks for the photo Lynn! A really stellar day for early January!