The area north of Strawberry Reservoir has some of the prettiest views and wildflowers anywhere in Utah.
We competed in the Strawberry Fields Endurance Ride this year, a privilege and a pleasure. Above is our new corral system for camping with the horses. They liked the freedom compared to the old school method of being tied to the trailer or to a highline.
Steve and I both rode 25 miles on Day 1. Here's a pic from the mid-ride vet check. Steve was gobbling a granola bar, which seems to be his standard pose. We finished in the first 25%, not pushing the horses at all. In fact, most of our effort was in trying to contain their zeal. Seeing so many horses moving out really got their adrenaline flowing.
On Day 3, Steve and Coco went another 25 miles, sans me and Boss. Here are the first of the riders (of a group of 25 or so) starting down the trail to the tune of - - what else? The Beatles' Strawberry Fields.
While Steve rode, Daisy and I stayed around camp, taking photos of the many beautiful wildflowers:
|Leafy Jacob's Ladder|
When the first rider came in, I figured Steve couldn't be far behind. He was the next rider to show up.
Daisy and I were watching the trail, and Daisy recognized him immediately.
Oh, the joy of running with her pack! What a great place for dogs, horses and people to come together and have fun.