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