- Trail: Sturgill Lookout – via Benton Saddle
- Miles: 11.2
- Ave mph: 2.7
- Max mph: 11.2
- Riders: Self – Dusty – Ralph – Lee – Cynthia – Becky – Sonny
- Horses: J’Lo – Honor – Rosie the Mule and others
- Dogs: No dogs – too hot
Notes: Another great “Lee Ride.” We all met at Mann Creek by 9:00 AM. We bush-whacked across country (straight up) for several miles before connecting with a trail that took us up Benton Creek to Benton Saddle and on over to Sturgill Lookout. Some of the prettiest country I’ve seen in this area. At one point you can see both Halfway and Richland from the same vista. Gorgeous. Jack threw a shoe so I rode J’Lo. It was pretty intense for an arena pony but she did well. Maybe she will appreciate being a shooting horse after climbing straight up 4k feet.