RIDE SCHEDULE: JUNE THRU AUGUST 2019
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.
TRAIL CONDITION GUIDE
June 22—Groom Creek—Meet at the Groom Creek TH at 8:30 AM to ride at 9:00 AM. Rated a 2 for 4 hours including a lunch break. Bobbie Reno 928-775-5408.
June 26 Wednesday—Pivot Canyon—Meet at Mortimer’s/Young’s Farm at 8:30 AM to caravan to the TH. Rated a 3 for 4 hours including a lunch break. Please RSVP 2 days before for a trailer count. Tom Norris 928-636-3358 or Denise Stevens 928-899-6120.
June 29—Spruce Mountain—Meet at the Groom Creek TH at 8:30 AM to ride at 9:00 AM. We will wind our way to the top of the mountain where we will have our lunch break. Rated a 3 for 4 hours including the lunch break. Kim McKnight 928-642-8678.
July 6—Prescott Frontier Days, Parade etc. No rides scheduled.
July 13—Ribbon Canyon—Meet at the Groom Creek TH at 8:30 AM to ride a 9:00 AM. Rated a 3 for 4 hrs. including a lunch break. Bobbie Reno 928-775-5408.
July 20—Groom Creek—Meet at the Groom Creek TH at 9:00 AM to ride at 9:30. Rated a 3 for 3 hours—no lunch break on the ride, lunch or snacks back at the TH. The ride will be to the west of the horse camp. Carol Ross 928-925-0663.
July 27—Cool River—Meet at 1256 Reata Trail in the Rim Rock subdivision in Paulden at 8:00 AM to ride at 8:30 AM. Rated a 2 for 2.5 hours. We will journey down into the Verde River below their home and when we return we’ll have a hot dog BBQ. Please bring a dish to pass and RSVP to Bud or Joan England by July 24th 928-636-6877.
August 3—Schoolhouse Gulch (Groom Creek area)—We will meet at the dead end of Schoolhouse Gulch Rd. at 8:00 AM to ride at 8:30 AM. Rated a 3 for 4 hours including a lunch break. Tom Norris 928-636-3358.
August 10—Mel’s Bagel Ride—Meet at the Cayuse TH at Granite Basin Lake area at 8:30 to 9:00 AM he will have juice, bagel fixings' and of course bagels. Carol Ross will lead a 2 hour ride rated a 2. Please RSVP for the Bagel Count by August 7th to Carol 928-925 -0663.
August 17—Fair Oaks—Meet at the mailboxes at Fair Oaks and Williamson Valley Rd. at 8:00 AM to caravan to the parking area. There will be a Gaited ride departing at 8:30 AM led by Carol Ross 928-925-0663 and a walking ride departing at 8:40 AM led by Elizabeth Loper 928-713-7627. The rides are rated a 2 for 3 hours including a lunch break.
August 24—Open —this could be a Surprise ride—or it could remain open.
August 31—September 2— No rides scheduled—Labor Day holiday.
Save the Date
September 7—Summer Social at El Charro Norte
October 19—Eat ‘N Ride-- Ride ‘N Eat at Little Thumb Butte Bed and Breakfast