|Farah waits & watches!|
|Joyce, Target - Mel & Jesse|
|Bright yellow Skunk Cabbage|
Moving out at a good clip - all three horses energetic & taking turns in front! We'd covered about 8-miles when Joyce & Mel turned to head back. I decided to go on out to the Whitehorse, check out the river & head over to Green Valley~
|The River is LOW!|
It's far from usual to see the Stilly so low... but with no snow pack to melt off & our usual spring rains - yet to arrive - we certainly won't have the water to send any to CA! I find it a little scary - already - to see this.
Once over the bridge, the thimbleberry was in bloom - all along both sides of the trail! So pretty & cooler in the shade of the tree canopy.
|Farah knows we're going for lunch :-)|
I think Farah loves this area as much as I do. Sometimes I think we both feel like we're on the fringe of things... We're the odd horse out most of time. Farah walks big, trots big & moves big - I love riding this mare!
|Where the Whitehorse goes~|
We wandered on a way & did make it out onto the unimproved section of the Whitehorse. It's going to take so much work & the funds that are getting the trail done up in the Oso & Darrington area, don't seem to be stretching far enough to get the work that needs doing - done - here.
|There is the sign though!|
From here -
|Here is the Whitehorse Trail...|
It gets worse... totally overgrown all the way to the first of the bridges that have been decked. Funny actually - we now have four bridges decked, then Public Works went off to do another bridge, that isn't included on the trail. When that's done - the hope is that they will return to the trail bridges... Still - getting the bridges done at all - is a wonderful thing - but it would be way more wonderful if the trail could be brushed, the hole filled & this section open.
We found a beautiful place for our lunch break! I actually laid on the grass & admired the wind blowing through the tops of the trees...