Your horse is buried near Cataloochee? What a wonderful place to lay at rest.
This was really a pretty hassle free trip considering. The Rangers were more than nice and very accommodating, a really good feeling with all the controversy surrounding horses in the park.
I'd love to do more rides up that way but I'm not sure how much longer my wife can make this type of rough, challenging long rides.
By the way, I rode my mare barefooted with Renegade hoof boots on her fronts.....this was my third trip with the Renegades after riding Easyboots for the last couple of years.
I'm really liking the Renegades.
Yes, as the crow flies his grave is about 6 or 7 miles...but winding around to get to catalooche, even going in from Cove Creek (which I have done w a horse trailer, and so do not
recommend) doubles or more the distance. He is buried in an exceptionally beautiful spot w a fantasic view. He deserved that.
Don't say that...your wife can make it! It was the cold that use get to me. I don't "do" wet-cold. Once I got so wet and cold in there that my hands "locked -up" whilst I was trying to untack. Just keep her warm!!! Aside from the trees, I would never go in w/o a "tight group" and good horses for a several day trip, no..uh uh. Sure is a blast, though, ain't it!?!
Interesting that the renegades did so well...I would almost have been inclined to go bare all the way around for the "slick" stuff. I guess the boots do provide traction. :) I just sent for an easyboot fit kit for the "wide" sizes - her foot is roundish. I am going to get the new "back country" model. The "trail" ones I have do fantastic over rocks...and I do mean - rrrrocks
. I figured if the round sizes fit better, I might as well try the "new" model. :)