OK. The trip was a success. I did learn a bit from the trial run. First and most important!!!!! I am way to old to be sleeping on the ground without some sort of pad and pillow. ;D I'm still achy from laying on the ground. Other than that, The horses did great hi-lined for the night. I also need to bring hobbles. Standing around for an hour while they graze holding the lead rope can get pretty boring. Especially when you are tired.
I have done a bit of back country backpacking, but when taking the horses, it adds a whole new dimension with a lot more you need to pay attention to. I'm just glad everything worked out well.. Now my wife wasn't too thrilled with taking the horses but seeing it went well, she wont give me such a hard time next time ;)
Hi-line test at home
Hanging the tack
Hi-lined for the night
View of the trail
Packed up on the hi-line to head back to the truck