By Patty Wilber
LT got the winning number: camping last W to F AND a Back Country Horsemen project Sunday.
So, off we went for a little relaxing camping trip. We also rode about 30 miles; seven the first afternoon, 15 the second day, and seven the last day–depending on whose ride tracking app we believe. Of course, we met some hikers doing he CDT and they are covering upwards of 30 miles on foot/day so our days were definitely low key compared to that. One guy, currently making the trek, has a blog, the Dusty Camel.
When we were not riding, we were eating or laughing or both at once. (No one choked while doing this.)
We assigned meals but we did not coordinate. Here is what Mary Ann and I brought for dinner Weds. night: Chips, dip and olives for appetizers, main meal of chicken and cheese ravioli with Caesar salad, and pound cake for desert.
Here is what Linda and Siri brought for Thursday night: Chips, olives, cheese and salami for appetizers (olives!); followed by CHICKEN PASTA, CAESAR SALAD and POUND CAKE! I am not kidding!
Great minds think alike, and all that!
LT really likes to lead, as does every one else’s horse, except Patty S.’s mare. The group graciously let me go first for a lot of the time. We did have to do a bit of trail clearing and some bushwhacking reroutes, and LT is good at that, so it worked out.
After getting home, LT got one day of rest and then was pressed into service to work on Red Canyon, Crest, and Spruce Trails in the Manzano Mountain Wilderness in the Cibola National Forest. So were Patty S.’s Zima and Mary Ann’s Rosebud! “hey!” they said to each other at the trail head, “didn’t I just see you over in the Santa Fe Forest?” Bill S, Kee, and Jim were the other participants.
We got all three trails clear! LT got to lead again!
Our first Pecos Wilderness BCH trip is coming up. LT might get to go on that one, too, along with Cometa and Lucy.