|Inga on ride in - took about 4 hours total due to all the |
trail clearning required. I was on Jordi (Jordan), a great
horse for me.
|Jan's riding in on Peach. The other days |
she was on Bo. All fine horses with varying
degrees of liking / dis-liking mad-made
structures like bridges.
Being a former warden, he made some calls and got a backcountry permit for our whole team, 4 people, 6 horses, including grazing permits in Yoho National Park. Having already hiked to Lake O'Hara in Yoho we were excited to experience some of the less trodden paths.
|The horses were tied to trees for saddling/ un-saddling.|
Other than that they had free reign in the meadow.
Our excursion was a little inauspicious as we drove in thunder and rain to our trailhead at Ottertail Trail, located a few kilometres before Field, B.C., and the Lake O'Hara trailhead/road. By the time the 6 horses were saddled and packed and we got going, the rain had subsided and the weather began to clear.
|At camp. Make-shift saddle storage.|
Even though the fire road is being reclaimed by nature, it still made for a relatively easy horse trail. This being the first day in the saddle and just getting to know the horses that was great.
We had a fine dinner, got the horses settled in and called it an early night.