The first part was an easy trek along an abandoned two-track.
And even more so.
Steve went all the way down to the pools of water. Unfortunately, he didn't have the camera and provided no photos. But he did say there's no way he'd bring a horse down there, for fear someone, horse or person, would get killed. Although we've heard tell of horsemen riding to the spring, we won't be among them.
Here are some pics from our hike back up:
No doubt the horses were glad to skip the whole spring thing. After all, why bother? They had plenty of water back at the trailer.