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post #1 of 10 Old 07-28-2008, 08:14 AM Thread Starter
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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.
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post #2 of 10 Old 07-28-2008, 08:27 AM
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wow!!! You are sooooooo lucky!!! Its beautiful!!! I wish we had that type of scenery here! lol
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post #3 of 10 Old 07-28-2008, 11:23 AM
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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.

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post #4 of 10 Old 07-28-2008, 01:26 PM
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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
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post #5 of 10 Old 08-01-2008, 07:49 PM
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Wow, beautiful area!! :) I'm soo jealous, lol. Looks like an awesome place to trail.

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post #6 of 10 Old 08-01-2008, 08:33 PM
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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
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post #7 of 10 Old 08-02-2008, 01:19 AM
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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
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post #8 of 10 Old 08-03-2008, 09:49 AM Thread Starter
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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.
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post #9 of 10 Old 08-03-2008, 11:05 AM
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My jealousy knows no bounds! I'm a homesick Coloradan exiled in Ohio. Love your pics!
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post #10 of 10 Old 08-03-2008, 08:37 PM
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Wow!!!

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