RIDE SCHEDULE & TRAIL CONDITION GUIDE

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RIDE SCHEDULE FOR MARCH THRU MAY 2020

 March 7—Salida Gulch—Meet at Petsmart (Costco) at 9:30 AM to caravan to the TH.  Rated a 2 for 1.5 – 2 hours.  After the ride we will have lunch at Texas Roadhouse.  Billie Wederski 928-778-5067. 

March 14—Baby Granite Loop—Gaited ride—Meet at 9:30 AM to ride at 10:00 AM.  Rated a 3 for 4.5 hours including a lunch break.  Carol Ross 928-925-0663. 

March 21—Fair Oaks—New ride—Meet at the mailboxes at Fair Oaks Rd. off Williamson Valley Rd. at 9:30 AM to caravan to the parking area to ride at 10:00 AM.  Rated a 3 for 4 hours including a lunch break.  Tom Norris 928-636-3358 or Denise Stevens 928-8996120.

March 28—Two rides available:  1) Thumb Butte—call Kay Lyons for details 928-830-7318 OR  2) Caballos Del Sol Trail Ride being held at Tonto Creek Ranch.  This ride runs thru April 4.  Call 928-567-3219 for details. 

April 4—Limestone Kiln—Meet at milepost 342 in Paulden, go through the gate on the left to parking. Meet at 9:00 AM to ride at 9:30 AM.  Rated a 3 for 4.5 to 5 hours including a lunch break.  Donna Crisfield 928-583-0915. 

April 11—Contreras Rd. (turn right off Iron Springs—about ¼ mile to TH).  Meet at 9:30 AM to ride at 10:00 AM.  Rated a 3 for 4.5 hours including a lunch break at Granite Basin Lake.  This is loop ride which will pass the “Big Tree” monument to the DOCE fire.  Billie Wederski 928-778-5067. 

April 18—Thumb Butte—Meet at the White Rock TH at 9:00 AM to ride at 9:30 AM.  Rated a 3 for 3 hours.  Lunch will follow at Casa Sanchez.  Donna Crisfield 928-583-0915. 

April 25—Groom Creek Horse Camp clean-up.  Details to follow. 

May 2—Granite Basin Lake—Meet at the Williamson Valley TH at 9:00 AM to ride at 9:30 AM for lunch “under the dam”.  Rated a 3 for 3.5 hours including a lunch break.  Donna Crisfield 928-583-0915. 

May 9—Open 

May 16—A Memorial ride for Carol Hicks.  Ribbon Canyon at Groom Creek.  Details to follow.


TRAIL CONDITION GUIDE

 Always call the ride leader 2 days in advance of the ride for more information and to make your reservation.  If you plan on bringing a guest, your guest must sign a waiver.  Unless otherwise noted, please bring your own water and lunch/refreshments.  Ride leaders furnish snacks following the ride.

Level 1 – An easy, shorter ride with mostly level terrain, low grades and good footing.  Trail mostly follows roads or wide, well defined trails.

Level 2 – Some grades but not steep or hard.  Can go across country on mostly level ground.

Level 3 – Footing may be rocky and difficult in places.  May have steep grades and be narrow.  Could be long in length.

Level 4 – Steep grades, rocky and there may be some steps, negotiating ledges and large boulders.  Could be long in length.

Ride Speeds:  Slow, Medium and Fast are WALK speeds.  If gaited indicated call the ride leader to determine speed.