Just got home from an amazing backcountry trip. Four great days near the Warm Springs trail head, ID with Bill Conger along with Lynn and Peggy Garner. Our four-legged animals all got along, the weather was absolutely great, we saw some breathtaking backcountry views, and the food/meals got an average 4.5/5 rating. All of us had fun even when we cleared trails on two of the riding days. Just need to log our volunteer trail clearing hours. I have enjoyed backcountry trail riding for almost thirty years. One difference between then and now, is I only have so many "get on and get offs" before I start groaning!
This trip is a great reason to come join the Idaho Horse Council, whose mission is to Promote, Protect, and Preserve Idaho’s equine industry. Come join us to help safeguard our trail riding adventures in Idaho with our four-legged friends. Visit the www.idahohorsecouncil.com for more details.
This article was submitted by Marybeth Conger, who has been riding and packing in the backcountry for 30 years or so. She is a long term member of the Backcountry Horsemen of America organization. Currently she is a member of the Squaw Butte chapter of Backcountry Horsemen of Idaho.