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post #1 of 11 Old 06-21-2012, 08:57 PM Thread Starter
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Hat Creek Hustle (I got to ride in Cali!!)

This past weekend, I flew out to California to ride a friend's gelding as a babysitter for two greenies' first 50s. I got to ride both days of the Hat Creek Hustle, which took place in the Lassen National Forest in northern Cali. Not only did Magic and I finish his first 2-day 100, both greenies finished their 50s!

It was awesome to see such different terrain, as a lot of the ride was nothing like anything you would find on an east coast ride.





























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post #2 of 11 Old 06-21-2012, 09:24 PM
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OMG Dawn that is just fantastic!!!!! Love the pictures and congratulations on the 100 miles and for helping the greenies. I am hoping to attempt a ride again next year!!!!!

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post #3 of 11 Old 06-21-2012, 10:00 PM
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That looks like such a great time! Phantomhorse, your photos and posts always make me so glad that I am getting started in this sport. You make it seem so enjoyable! I hope someday to be as proficient at this as you obviously are
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post #4 of 11 Old 06-21-2012, 10:23 PM
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Awsome ride again Dawn! The land sure is different from here, looks like a lot of the trail was flat, is that just maybe what you filmed?

I love going on these rides with you, I watch them over & over because it is just so peaceful and looks like such fun!

Thanks for sharing
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post #5 of 11 Old 06-21-2012, 10:52 PM
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Wow! Dawn, you are my hero.
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post #6 of 11 Old 06-22-2012, 08:49 AM
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I am officially jealous!!! Lol :) that is awesome congrats on the 100 and with the greenies :)
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post #7 of 11 Old 06-22-2012, 01:50 PM
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I envy you ....... but congrats! It looks like it was a beautiful ride! Next you should come up to ND and do some badlands or killdeer mountain riding Trust me, you and your darling horse would have a lot of fun

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post #8 of 11 Old 06-22-2012, 02:34 PM
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Excellent photos, but wasn't it a tad hot lol
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post #9 of 11 Old 06-22-2012, 02:50 PM
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one day I will ride with you!!!
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post #10 of 11 Old 06-22-2012, 04:33 PM Thread Starter
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Excellent photos, but wasn't it a tad hot lol
It was def hot the day we left (103), but in the mountains it stayed in the upper 80s/low 90s with low humidity, so didn't feel that bad. The sun itself was hot though, so huge difference between shaded and not.

Then I got to come home to 99 and humid as hell. Blech!!


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