Trail Log: 8-10-2018


  • Trail: Stacey Creek
  • Miles: 6
  • Riders: Self – Jones – Dusty
  • Horses: Jack – J’Lo – Raycine – Diesel and Rooster

Notes: Quick early morning ride up Stacey Creek to try and beat the heat. Got up to 108° or more. Too hot. Saw two bear cubs on the way home. Pretty cool…

Trail log: 8-3-2018

Dallas and Randall heading up the hog back to Lion Head


  • Trail: West Yellowstone MT – Lion Head – Continental Divide
  • Miles: 11.55
  • Ave mph: 3.1
  • Max 8.9 mph
  • Riders: Self – Dallas – Randall
  • Horses: J’Lo – (can’t remember the other names)
  • Dogs: No dogs – stayed in camp.

Notes: My week vacation in West Yellowstone combining trail riding and mounted shooting. I won both my shoots and moved up for a SL2 to an SL3 – bringing home 3 clean shooter checks and two match win checks. J’Lo did awesome.

Dallas, Randall and I loaded up early Friday morning and rode to the top of Lion Head. The trail meanders through alpine meadows and along the continental divide. The CD is directly in the center of a hog back all the way to the top of Lion Head. You can see the deep (very deep) gorges of the Gallitin Forest in Idaho on your left and the open, big sky country of Montana on your right. Dallas’s vertigo got the best of him but he was determined to take my picture near the edge – calling me Laurie Darl’in the mountain goat. We all had so much fun. I think it’s a memory Dallas will cherish forever – I know I will.

Click link for pictures of our West Yellowstone – Diamond P vacation and CMSA mounted shoot.


Trail Log: 7-30, 31 – 2018

  • Trail: West Yellowstone Montana above Diamond P: Ranch
  • Miles: 16 miles total
  • Riders: Self – Karen – Robin – Scott – Maddie
  • Horses: J’Lo, Annie, Jigs, Stormy, Badger
  • Dogs: Hank and Shade, Cooter – Jimma – Blaze – Willey  (sometimes left my dogs  in camp)

Notes: Combining several trail rides over the week.  A week of trail riding and mounted shooting. Does not bet much better.



Trail Log: 7-28-2018: Weiser River Trail – Midvale toward Cambridge

  • Trail: Weiser River Trail – north of Shoepeg
  • Miles: 6
  • Riders: Jones, Dusty and Self
  • Horses: Rooster – Zeke – Diesel  – Jack
  • Dogs: Shade – Hank – Savannah and Dealer

Notes: Went for a quick ride before dropping Jack off at Jones and Dusty’s while J’Lo and I head for a week in West Yellowstone for the Diamond P shoot.

Dusty towed Diesel. We played in the water  – Diesel and Jack splashed around like little boys.

Jack greeting his stable mates for the week.