Trail Log: 8-26-2017 to 8-27-2017

 

  • Trail: Sawtooth Wilderness – Stanley Lake Trail – Iron Creek Trail
  • Total miles: 26.9
  • Ave MPH: 2.8
  • Elevation: 8530
  • Riders: Self – Rob – Janine – Shelley – Lisa – Jan
  • Horses: Jack – Kiger – Bubba – Payette – Moose – Misteena – Tucker – Lilly – Boo – Sierra – Azteka gelding (name unknown) Jan’s horse (name unknown)
  • Dogs: Shade and Hank – stayed in camp

Notes: SBBCH provided pack support for a wilderness trail crew working  trails in the Sawtooth wilderness. I was a last minute addition and went up for the first part of the project. Packed in Saturday – had to turn around due to bad trail and try another trail the next day. Two of the riders (Jon and Terry) headed back  home Saturday evening leaving Rob and 5 women.  Sunday we went up via Iron Creek TH and made it to the rendezvous site at the greater Sawtooth Lake, elevation 8530. Likely the most wickedly technical trails I’ve ridden. Absolutely gorgeous. My only regret is I couldn’t stay the entire week and help pack them out.

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Trail Log: 8-20-2017

  • Trail: Weiser River Trail
  • Miles: 5.41
  • Ave. MPH: 2.7
  • Max speed: 6.9
  • Riders: Self – Dillon – Vanessa
  • Horses: Jack and J’Lo
  • Dogs: Hand and Shade

Notes: The kids came over for the eclipse. Dillon wanted to hike and take pictures – Vanessa wanted to ride. Ness and I rode while Dillon hiked. I chose the WRT. It’s picturesque and relatively safe for inexperienced riders. It was the day before the eclipse. Tents were filling up the trail-head and folks were driving on the actual trail. I don’t think they saw the non-motorized signs…

 

Trail Log: 8-18-2017

 

  • Trail: Steck Park – Boat dock to Crazy Lady Creek
  • Miles: 6.10
  • Ave.  mph: 2.7
  • Max mph: 3.4
  • Riders: Self
  • Horses: Jack and J’Lo
  • Dogs: Shade and Hank

Notes: Rode up to Steck Park for a pre-eclipse recon. I figured it would be full up by now but it was not. They have made preparations for the influx of people; lines of Porti-Pots – garbage cans and fire ban posters every few hundred yards….just no people. I saw a few camps on the other side of the river (Oregon side). I assume the masses of “eclipsicators” will be pouring in later through the weekend.

Trail Log: 8-15-2017

  • Trail: Weiser River Trail
  • Miles: 6.55
  • Ave. Speed: 3.4 mph
  • Max speed: 13 mph
  • Riders: Self
  • Horses: Jack and J’Lo
  • Dogs: Shade and Hank

Notes: Took the dogs for a quick ride on the WRT after work. It felt good to ride Jack after getting him back from my son while J’Lo and I were shooting in Montana. Finally cooled off the last few evenings and made for a comfortable ride. We saw a fox and two bald eagles. Turned dark about 9:30 PM – not ready for the days to get shorter again. Can’t wait to retire and life no longer revolves around work.