Monday, April 19, 2010

China Wall Ride Part 1

Well I finally got to go riding, it has been awhile coming. I was able to load up my horse and head out to the China Wall, now that we have moved it is about an hour and a half away. I was late so I never did meet up with the KBCH group but that's Ok we had a good ride by ourselves.
Finally stuff is coming awake and starting to green up, so it should it is April 19th this is a Dogwood shrub.

There was quite a few tattered looking sheep scattered about the hillsides.
This is a view of the Elk River from up on top, well not all the way up. This is I guess what you would call a table and then there would be a really steep climb to the top. This is the level I like, it is a steady climb to get to it then it levels out and you can ride around all over the place with minimal effort.

Well that's it for part 1. Iwill do some more later. Have a great day.

7 comments:

DayPhoto said...

I stand in awe with your country!

Beautiful!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/

Shirley said...

That might be a great ride for our blogger buddies ride. One day there and one at Gailbraith?

Janice said...

The Kootenay's really is an awe inspiring place, I don't think I will ever take it for granted. Now having said that from some of the other bloggers photos there is an awful lot of awe inspiring country in the States as well and in your area. I wish I was a traveller but I hate going away from home, thanks to my fellow bloggers I get to go to a lot of places I would otherwise never hear of or see. Shirley that would be a good ride for our blogger friends.

fernvalley01 said...

what a beautiful patch of heaven you have there! lovely views . Glad you got to ride

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Hmmmm....really steep climb to the top means....really steep climb down to the bottom, right? eeek!
Gorgeous views make it all worth it, though. Wow!
Are those Bighorn sheep? Lucky you seeing wild sheep during your ride. Do you also see other wildlife, too...like big game?

I miss seeing dogwoods. They were very common in South Carolina. We don't have them here, I think because they require some shade to grow, and we typically don't have many tall trees.

I'm glad you were able to get out and ride. :)

~Lisa

Janice said...

Lisa yes those are Bighorn Sheep....just little girls though.We often see Elk and some Moose as well around here.

Janice said...

Lisa I also meant to say that yes it is quite a climb up and down but it is gradual so it is not a great huge climb and then you are there. It takes about an hour hour and half to get to the table I was on. Along the way you have sort of flat spots but mostly it is a steady climb up. It's not all that bad going down.

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