25. February 2015 · Comments Off on Snake River Birds of Prey Ride · Categories: Fun Rides

???In February, Squaw Butte has an annual event, a fun ride between the cliffs and the river where in the past Indians spent the winter and today hawks and falcons soar.
DSCN5583 This year 16 members and friends meet at 10:00 in the Celebration park trail parking area. It was a sunny day with at time a brisk breeze blowing.DSCN5593 With Laurie, Linda and Janine leading the way we headed east along the river to the trail head. From there we had the choice of a number of different routes, making each ride here unique. IMG_3390 After about five miles of wandering through house size bolder and bowls of sand we stopped at an old coral for a lunch break. This gave everyone a chance to stretch their legs after winter month of not riding. With their heavy winter coats the horses enjoyed the break, getting a chance to cool down. IMG_3392 From the coral the group looped south and rode a river trail back to the trailers. It total the group rode ten miles in a bit over three hours. ?????????

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