Posted by: millspaw | June 5, 2012

Day Twelve: Indian Creek Primitive Horse Camp, May 31, 2012

It was 32 degrees when we woke at 5:15 this morning. We had trouble in the night with the sensor going off warning us that the batteries were down. That meant the furnace didn’t kick on and the refrigerator shut off. We have a generator, so we started it right away. Dan will check the systems after the ride today and make sure we are charged back up for tonight.

Our neighbors, Patty and Charlie, asked us if we wanted to ride with them today. We rode the 15 mile trail named after the campground, Indian Creek Trail. Bear Creek crosses the trail several times, so we had water for the horses.

Our ride lasted for about 7 hours and it was spectacular! The views were much better than yesterday, but the best part was the homestead. We came out of the pine forest into a huge natural meadow. As we followed the trail we were able to see where an old foundation stood and even the remains of some paddocks, a stone well, and some old machinery. There were yellow irises blooming planted by some settler many years earlier. We ate our lunch there and dreamt about what it would have been like to live there.

Sayid started getting very tired by the end of the ride, but Arty held up well for his 20 years. Dan and I are both tired and will sleep well tonight.








  1. It was so nice to meet you both & share a ride an fire together. We so enjoyed reading about your places where you were. If you do come back this way again let us know. We went back up there yesterday & rode the same trail & thought of you guys & what you had done. What an adventure!

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