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post #11 of 22 Old 09-25-2012, 08:57 PM
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looks like a fantastic time! Thanks for sharing.


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post #12 of 22 Old 09-25-2012, 10:53 PM
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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. :)

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post #13 of 22 Old 09-26-2012, 04:28 PM Thread Starter
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Interesting....the Land of Enchantment......I was thinking that was New Mexico. So you live near Waynesville or Maggie Valley I take it.....?

Had I known, I would have invited you you ride along with us....

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post #14 of 22 Old 09-26-2012, 04:46 PM
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So happy to see this! Since my horse is taking a break on barrel racing, we're going to make the end of this year-2013 a trail riding year, trail riding as much as we can. Thanks so much for this, I live in NC and I'll defiantly put this on my list for places to trail ride.

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post #15 of 22 Old 09-26-2012, 07:05 PM
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Interesting....the Land of Enchantment......I was thinking that was New Mexico. So you live near Waynesville or Maggie Valley I take it.....?

Had I known, I would have invited you you ride along with us....
Haha! I do live in New Mexico..although western NC is pretty enchanting.:) My family is from the Wayesville/Clyde area. I have spent a lot of time there, own property there, yada, yada. I always intended to move there, perminantly. I was raised in the desert and spent most of my life in it...that is my only explanation for having developed a problem w trees. :( I've also been on a couple of the annual waggon trains there (they start out in the area), they follow a historical trail (can't remember the official name of it), waggon master makes sure you are up before sun-up :) and it ends in a parade...lasts about 9 days - goes all over You don't have to go in a waggon, of course. If you can ever make that it is a HOOT and a half!

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This is the allergy capital of the country I think....I've read that the southern Appalachians make up the second most diverse ecosystem in the world, following only the Amazon Rain Forest in the number of plants and animals found in the region.

Barrelracer00 the Smoky's claim to have 850 miles of trails.....you'll have to hustle to get them all rode in a year!

While I was there several people told me the Big Creek horse camp is a great place to ride out of as they have potable water and flush toilets.....

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I will dig threw my file cabinet when get back from our trip this weekend and list the different plant species and where they are dominate located at. I was warned the first time I ever went and got lucky to get informed of the different plants.
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post #18 of 22 Old 09-26-2012, 09:50 PM
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I never had an allergy there, or anywhere, actually. I would trade allergies for what I "developed". :) I can't handle being surrounded by dense forests of deciduos trees. I cannot see the horizon and there is only one color - shades of green. So, I figure if I cannot get "over it" in my "second home" w family and friends...it will never go away, and I will never ride in the Smokeys again.

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There are many who move to places such as Arizona looking for relief.

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There are many who move to places such as Arizona looking for relief.
Really? Do you mean from allergies or from the trees themselves?

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