|Can't see this view too much|
Even though the trails are in an area that is somewhat populated (by the indoor arena, school farm project, and community hall) you have to keep your eye out for bears. Luckily, we only have black bears up here and the rare brown bear sighting, so not too much to worry about. Either way, we tacked up and headed off for an adventure. P is a GREAT trail companion, we both ride in a similar style, just relaxed and enjoying the day. We didn't really have a plan as to which trails we were going to do, we just went out and rode. P had her emergency pack on and I brought my phone (better service). At one point I asked P to stop and turn as the photo was gorgeous - we were right beside the river, the light was perfect! As she turned her horse Uncle Frank (yes, her gelding's name is Uncle Frank!!!), she heard crashing down on the river bank. Lo and behold, bear cubs. She yells bear, we both turn and high-tail it out of there. The horses were perfect, and with the shot of adrenaline we were flying high!
|Post-bear sighting, adrenaline running high!|
After that, we made our way down to the river. I'd never been along this trail before and it was gorgeous, the terrain was great. As time wound down, we started to make our way back to the trail head, we accidentally went on the biathlon trail.
|Such a handsome man|
|P and Uncle Frank looking like bosses|