Ryan and I spent this Christmas Eve on our first trail scouting mission for the 2nd Nevada Discovery Ride! We explored an area about 150 miles north of Reno. The country was nice with rolling hills and old dirt roads. We saw a huge herd of wild burros and another huge herd of antelope. We didn't see many people! We drove as far as we could until the "road" became impassable thanks to large volcanic rocks. We decided not to risk the truck so we hiked around a bit. One really nice thing about this trail is that there is plenty of water flowing from streams. We found an old sheepherders camp complete with an old wooden corral, windmill, and a pump-fed cattle trough filled to the brim with water. We also found an hot spring -- but we didn't get in.
I'm pretty excited about our first scouting trip. It really looked like pleasant country to ride throuh. Of course there is plenty more scouting to do before we're ready to hit the trail again! I'll be hitting the maps hard over the next few months. By the time the nice spring weather rolls around we'll be able to do a lot more reconnoitering.
In other ride news, we just passed 2,000 likes on Facebook! Amazing! Thank you so much for all the continuing support in our endevor to raise awareness for wild horses and encourage adoption.
We planning a nice quiet Christmas at home and I'm hoping to squeeze in a holiday ride with Sage of course. From the entire Nevada Discovery Ride team -- Have a very merry Christmas!
~Samantha, Ryan, Sage & Bella
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