I live just an hour or so from Paint Creek and it's a nice alternative to the mud and slop of East Fork State Park. East Fork is. . .well. . .a disaster.
I hadn't heard about the vandalism at the pioneer village. . .seriously, what is WRONG with people?
What did they do to it? I always liked riding past that old house!
From what I hear, the local OHC has really been working at improving the horseman's area and there is talk of putting in electricity for the campers. That kind of surprised me, because it's not even a place I'd think of for camping. I mean, if you got there early, the whole trail system could easily be ridden in a single day. But still, it's a well-marked, nicely-maintained place to ride. . .and the scenery on that section that runs along the lip of the gorge is beautiful!
Hmmm. . .maybe we'll load up the horses and take a trip out there some time next week. . .
"Parelli horsemanship is just like painting by the numbers. You need absolutely no skill. You just put this color here and this color there, and when you're done, you have ... a mess no one wants." mp