Tag Archives: Trail Log 2017

Trail Log: 05-10-2017

  • Trail: Weiser River Trail
  • Miles: 8.20
  • Ave Speed:  3.9
  • Max speed: 13.4
  • Riders: Self
  • Horses: Jack and J’Lo
  • Dogs: Shade and Hank

Notes: Took the horses for a quick ride after work. Trying to get them in shape. Only rode 8.2 miles but loped/long trotted most of the way. The snakes are really out. Fortunately for the rattler that buzzed us – he wasn’t very pretty and wouldn’t look that great on my saddle.

Me and Jack’s version of a selfie.

 

Trail Log: 05-06-2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Trail: Hammett Idaho IMO
  • Miles: 13
  • Riders: Self – Jones
  • Horses: Jack – Honor
  • Dogs: Hank, Shade and Dealer (stayed in camp during ride)

Notes: IMO ride (Idaho Mounted Orienteering) north of Mountain Home. Finished the ride between thunder storms and found all our markers. Jack did well without getting too chargy on the trail. The dogs stayed in camp during the race since you don’t know the water situation.

What is IMO?

Mounted Orienteering is a competitive, timed sport.  The object of the sport is to use a map, compass and clues to find five hidden markers while riding a trusty steed.  Competitors may ride individually or as a team of two or more.  The person or team who finds all five markers in the least amount of time places first.  Extra points are given to the first six competitors or teams finding all five markers in the least amount of time.  At most rides there is a non-competitive short course.  This course covers less distance than the regular course and landmarks and markers are easier to identify and locate.  Everyone gets two points for each marker they find.

http://idahomountedorienteering.com/

Trail Log: 5-2-2017

  • Trail: Weiser River Trail
  • Miles: 11.25
  • Ave mph: 3.2
  • Max Speed: 4.9
  • Riders: Self – Jones
  • Horses: Jack – Zeke
  • Dogs: Shade and Hank

I’ve been asked multiple times: Who takes care of and maintains the WRT?

 “Friends of the Weiser River Trail” – that’s who!

Check out their website for more info:

http://www.weiserrivertrail.org

Trail Log: 04-23-2017

  • Trail: Weiser River Trail
  • Miles: 14.49
  • Ave. mph: 3.4
  • Max speed: 14.8
  • Riders: Self – Rob A.
  • Horses: Jack – Tucker
  • Dogs: Hank – Shade

Notes: Rode to the trestle bridge. Not much wildlife – some geese, ducks and two rattle snakes. Hank caught a big whistle pig or a small rock-chuck.  Got a little rain on the way back.

 

 


Trail Log: 03-19-2017

  • Trail: Wilson Creek
  • Trail Miles: 8.17
  • Ave MPH: 3.3
  • Max MPH: 8.8
  • Riders: Self – Teri M. SBBCH and guests
  • Horses: J’Lo – Ranger – SBBCH and guest mounts
  • Dogs: No dogs allowed. Totally lame.

 

Note: SBBCH second public outreach ride of the season. Wilson Creek was picked for the footing. Practically everywhere else is still too wet. We had a great turnout and made it back to the trailers just before the heavy rains.

Trail Log: 03-11-2017

  • Trail: Succor Creek – Antelope Springs Rd.
  • Miles: 8.51
  • Ave Mph: 2.7
  • Max Mph: 6.5
  • Riders: Self – Jon
  • Horses: Jack and J’Lo
  • Dogs: Hank and Shade

 

Trail Log: 03-05-2017


  • Trail: Wilson Creek canyon loop
  • Miles: 11.38
  • Ave mph: 3.2
  • Max Speed: 12.8
  • Riders: Self – Christine S.
  • Horses: Jack – Monte
  • Dogs: Shade, Hank – Prince and Buddy

Notes: It was a bit breezy (aka windy as hell) and a bit chilly but a nice ride and great footing for the time of year. Most places are still under snow.

Jack and me

 

Trail Log: 03-03-2017

  • Trail: Succor Creek – Power Line – Alkali Draw Reservoir
  • Miles: 8.15
  • Riders: Self
  • Horses: Jack and J’Lo
  • Dogs: Shade and Hank

Notes: Still have to haul 60 miles to get out of the snow. It was a little blustery now and then but over-all a really nice day to ride.

Trail Log: 02-26-2017

  • Trail: Celebration Park – Halverson Lake – Fishermen’s Point Loop
  • Miles: 12.93
  • Max speed: 13.8
  • Riders: Self, Matt, Tim, Henry, Erica and Benton
  • Horses: J’Lo – Liza – Joey – Osiris -Scarlett and Nevada

Notes: SBBCH’s annual Celebration Park ride open to the public. We broke up into groups. I took my peeps on a longer ride. We had a great time despite the cold. The snow storm held off until the last 20 miles of the haul  home. Pretty tired of this winter.

 

Trail Log: 02-12-2017

Janine, Mildred, Me and Linda (L-R)



  • Trail: Celebration Park – Halverson Lake -Sandy Loop
  • Miles: 9.23
  • Riders: Self, Janine T. , Linda E. and Mildred B.
  • Horses: Jack, J’Lo, Kiger, Ranger and Rocky
  • Dogs: Shade and Hank
Jack and J’Lo

Notes: First real ride of the year. It’s been an unusually brutal winter. Finding a place to haul to and ride has been a challenge. Celebration Park to the rescue. No snow and the trails were dry and sandy. The day started out a little breezy and cold – ended up sunny and mid 40’s. The horses were a bit frisky. I felt fortunate to make it to the halfway point to switch horses before Jack bucked me off. That horse needs some hard riding and wet blankets.

Shade and Hank