Weekend Ride - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 10 Old 07-28-2008, 07:14 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Northern Utah
Posts: 1,298
• Horses: 4
Weekend Ride

My daughter who is off at college came home and brought her two room mates ( 1 from New York and 1 from South Carolina) So I took them up to Jackson Hole for a weekend camp out and ride.

we arrived Thursday afternoon and did a short evening ride, A good long ride around Two Oceans Lake on Friday and 28 mile ride up tp Granite Creek on Saturday.

Heading out from Jackson Lake trail head

Looking back at the Tetons as we ride past Emma Matilda Lake

Two Oceans Lake, The trail goes around this lake

Looking East, back at two oceans lake from Grand View

Looking West at the Tetons from Grand View. Thats Jackson Lake in the foreground. Our truck/trailer is parked near it.

We rode along Granite Creek on Saturday

camped out with the horses

Hobbled the horses morning and evening to let them graze

Granite Creek trail is pretty steep in places. Here we drop down to cross the river and you can see the trail climb the other side

Now we are on the other side looking back across at where we just came from

Here is the trail above what we are looking back across

All in all, we had a great time.
Painted Horse is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 10 Old 07-28-2008, 07:27 AM
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: NSW, Australia
Posts: 551
• Horses: 0
wow!!! You are sooooooo lucky!!! Its beautiful!!! I wish we had that type of scenery here! lol
mell is offline  
post #3 of 10 Old 07-28-2008, 10:23 AM
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Missouri
Posts: 6,004
• Horses: 0
That's just Breath taking!!! Glad you guys got to do that! Looks like a good time was had by all!

Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Don't be afraid or discouraged by the size of the task, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you.

1 Chronicles 28:20

Dumas'_Grrrl is offline  
post #4 of 10 Old 07-28-2008, 12:26 PM
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Marshall, VA
Posts: 47
• Horses: 1
WOW! I would love to do something like that!

When I get a chance to visit Jackson Hole, can I come stay with you?!

~Kerri & Pete

There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man. ~Winston Churchill
VAHorseGurl is offline  
post #5 of 10 Old 08-01-2008, 06:49 PM
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: MD
Posts: 13,451
• Horses: 1
Wow, beautiful area!! :) I'm soo jealous, lol. Looks like an awesome place to trail.

Ride more, worry less.
PoptartShop is online now  
post #6 of 10 Old 08-01-2008, 07:33 PM
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Australia
Posts: 674
• Horses: 3
that is an amazing place to trail ride! Too bad Australia's a bit far away :(

When I bestride him, I soar, I am a hawk: he trots the air; the earth sings when he touches it; the basest horn of his hoof is more musical than the pipe of Hermes. ~William Shakespeare
sempre_cantando is offline  
post #7 of 10 Old 08-02-2008, 12:19 AM
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Flinthills, Tallgrass of Kansas
Posts: 213
• Horses: 0
Great pictures...What a ride... Looks like there are trout in them there streams...Time to break out the flyrods!!... The sorrel pony sure looks like my Sassyfras, even has a sock on the same foot.

"Horses raise what the farmer eats and eats what the farmers raises" "You can't plow in the ground and get gasoline"...Will Rogers 1932
Barbarosa is offline  
post #8 of 10 Old 08-03-2008, 08:49 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Northern Utah
Posts: 1,298
• Horses: 4
Nice cutthroat trout in the stream. 12-14" pretty common, Occassional 20" if you are lucky.

The sorel horse is Porter, he is a 1/2 arab/1/2 Saddlebred gelding. Has a big trot and likes to go. I used to ride him, but my daughter has pretty much stolen him to be her horse. She is off to college this summer, so my younger two daughters have staked their claim to him. They both seem to have a need for speed. I've been more content to let them ride him and I have gravitated to the Foxtrotters.
Painted Horse is offline  
post #9 of 10 Old 08-03-2008, 10:05 AM
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Ohio
Posts: 318
• Horses: 1
My jealousy knows no bounds! I'm a homesick Coloradan exiled in Ohio. Love your pics!
Arrow is offline  
post #10 of 10 Old 08-03-2008, 07:37 PM
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 1,206
• Horses: 4

Do you offer trails like that as a business! I would pay to go on those trails!!! Absolutely gorgeous!
Pinto Pony is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome