RIDE SCHEDULE: MAY., 2017- JULY, 2017
Call trail leader for more information and to make your reservation.
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.
Always call the ride leader 2 days in advance of the ride. If you plan on bringing a guest, your guest must sign a waiver. Unless otherwise noted, please bring your own lunch/refreshments.
Ride Speeds: Slow, Medium and Fast are WALK speeds. If gaited indicated call ride leader to determine speed
TRAIL CONDITION GUIDE
May 13 – Groom Creek – Meet at the Groom Creek TH at 9:00 AM to ride at 9:30 AM. Rated a 3 for 4 hours including lunch. Carol Ross 928-925-0663.
May 19-21-Groom Creek Horse Camp—There will be both gaited and non-gaited rides on Saturday and Sunday. Saturday rides will meet in Loop C at 9:30 AM to ride at 10:00 AM, be certain that your horse is fit to ride at 6500’ elevation, day riders are welcome. Reserve a space in Loop C @ Recreation.gov. Saturday night the club will provide charcoal and starter. Bring your favorite meat to grill and a dish to pass. Gaited questions—Carol Ross 928-925-0663, Non Gaited questions Spike Hicks 928-778-1833.
May 27 – 29 – Memorial Day no rides scheduled.
June 3 – Blair pass to Clark Springs – arrive at Cayuse TH at 9:00 AM to ride at 9:30 AM. We will be riding through the DOCE fire area to a steep, long climb to access the Clark Springs trail which we will follow down to the Cayuse TH. Rated a 3.5 for 5 hours including lunch. Carol Hicks 928-778-1833.
June 10 – Salida Gulch – Meet at the Petsmart at 9:00 AM to caravan to the trail head. Ride for 2 ½ hours. Rated a 2.5, we’ll have lunch at ULike Asian Buffet. Bobbie Reno 928-775-5408.
June 17 – 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 eat lunch. Rated a 3 for 4.5 hours including lunch. Billie Wederski 928-778-5067.
June 24 –Woodchute Ride - Take Hwy 89A North out of Prescott Valley to the top of Mingus Mountain, on the right you will see a parking lot and bathrooms you will turn left on FS Road 104, go approximately 1/4 mile and turn left on paved road, go up the hill and we will park in the lot on the left before the cattle guard. Rated a 3 1/2 for 4 hours including lunch. Beautiful views. Deb Stephens 602-421-1350.
July 1- 4th of July celebrations begin with the Parade no rides scheduled.
July 8 —Benham Trail in Williams – Meet at 8:30 AM at the Wishing Well in Paulden to caravan to the TH. Rated a 3 for 4 hours including lunch. Donna Crisfield 928-583-0915.
July 15 –Thumb Butte –Gurley St. to the White Rock TH on the right side of the road. Meet at 9:00 AM to ride at 9:30 AM, up hills, gradual grades, some rock areas, beautiful views, no off trail. Rated a 3 for 4.5 hours including lunch. Sue Crane 402-203-9703. Note: (we may have to share the trail with bicycles, ATV’s & motorcycles)
July 22 – Club Social at the Thumb Butte Ramada, 5:00 pm. RSVP to Deb Stephens, (602)421-1350 by July 19. Send checks to PSC, PO Box 11052, Prescott, AZ 86304. See Newsletter for more details.
July 29 – Williams – Meet at Depot 89 at 8:30 AM to caravan to the TH. This will be a lovely ride, lots to see and enjoy on this one! Rated a 3 for 4.5 hours including lunch. JoAnn Rudolph 928-308-3803.May 13 – Groom Creek – Meet at the Groom Creek TH at 9:00 AM to ride at 9:30 AM. Rated a 3 for 4 hours including lunch. Carol Ross 928-925-0663.
August 12 –Ribbon Canyon—Meet at the Groom Creek TH at 8:30 AM to ride at 9:00 AM. Rated a 3 for 4 hrs. including lunch. Carol Hicks 928-778-1833.
August 19 –Thumb Butte—Gurley St. to the White Rock TH on the right side of the road. Meet at 9:00 AM to ride at 9:30 AM, up hills, gradual grades, some rock areas, beautiful views, no off trail. Rated a 3 for 4.5 hrs. Bring a snack along we have lunch/dinner at Casa Sanchez after the ride. Denise Stevens 928-899-6120. Note: (we may have to share the trail with bicycles, ATV’s & motorcycles).
SAVE THE DATE!
September 22 – 24 CAMPOUT at Stringfield TH --Almosta
October 21 – LITTLE THUMB BUTTE “Eat N Ride, Ride N Eat”.
October 28 –HALLOWEEN at Beaver Creek Tom & Denise details later
December 17 – CHRISTMAS PARTY at the Prescott Centennial Center August 5 – Groom Creek – Meet at the Groom Creek TH at 8:30 AM to ride at 9:00 AM. Beautiful ride through the pine forest. Rated a 3 for 4 hours including lunch. Carol Ross 928-925-0663.