Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Weekend report, part 1

Last weekend we joined other members of our Christian trailriding club, Son Rise Trailriders, for our last horse-camping trip of the year. We tried out Santiam Horse Camp, a wonderful new facility in the Cascades only an hour and a half from our house. The camping sites had solid pole corrals, fire pits, log benches and picnic tables, and the grounds had a covered picnic area, pit toilets, a labeled nature trail courtesy of a Boy Scout troup, and a water pump. Definitely luxury accommodations for horse-camping!

It was rainy much of Saturday so the first part of the day we hung out under the tarp at a member's camp and had a Bible study. Later in the afternoon the rain quit and we got in a ride.The woods were beautiful even though there wasn't much in the way of flowers or fall color; I did capture a few lovelies around the campgrounds:
Sunday dawned sunny so we got in another ride, although I cut Russell's and my participation short because he was ouchy on the gravel, even with EasyBoots on. He was fine on the woodland trail, though, which let us see some old-growth Douglasfir and other beautiful results of our Pacific Northwest weather:
Russell wasn't happy to be back in camp without his comrades, but it made for a good photo op!
That's it for now from . . .


~~Sittin.n.Spinnin said...

Wonderful way to spend the weekend! Beautiful!

Mom L said...

What a beautiful weekend!!

Nancy in Iowa

melanie said...

How beautiful!

Egghead said...

This reminded me of the great trail rides we went on when I was growing up in Northeaster Oregon. We used to ride into the Eagle Cap wilderness area and then back out to our campgrounds in the East Eagles. Some beautiful photos!