Posted by: millspaw | April 10, 2015

A Grand Adventure to the Grand Canyon: Day 7

April 9, 2015

Caprock Canyon State Park

The wind blew hard throughout the night, but in the morning the clouds had cleared and a ¾ quarter moon shone brightly. We fed and watered the horses in the dawn light and prepared for a morning ride while it would be cool. We left at 8:00 with our saddle bags filled with water bottles and snacks.

Dan suggested I take my vest along with the layered shirts I was already wearing. I was glad I did. The wind through the valleys was cold. And by the time we got back from our 2 ½ hour ride it was still only 65 degrees. Perfect riding temperature.

The ride started out quite far from the cliffs and canyons on the Wild Horse Trail. From there we took the Lower Canyon Trail which was an easier ride for the horses and only 2.9 miles long. From there we rode the Canyon Loop Trail a half mile to the parking lot.

There were many interesting rock formations, but this one caught my eye. It appeared to be formed like a geode with crystals inside and a hard shell on the outside.

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Dan and the horses taking a snack break and Oreo posing nicely in front of this rocky mountain.

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