OK, I 'really' did not marry my cowboy for the truck, trailer and horses, but heck; they sure are pretty, aren't they?
While Jerry is on the road today, I'll be getting everything together for a weekend in the mountains. We're going with the riding club, to an area we haven't camped or ridden before, "Wolf Creek", on the eastern side of the Sierra, south of Markleville. It is a wilderness area, no water so we have to haul in our own and drinking water for the horses. There is a 50 gallon water tank in a corner of the horse trailer. Supposedly there is a creek nearby, if it hasn't dried up yet, we can water horses there too. Also a large meadow nearby and we can hobble the horses for grazing. This is a protected area and regulations say you can only bring in certified 'weed free hay'. The idea is to keep all vegetation out except which is naturally found, good idea but I think someone forgot that bird droppings disperse all kinds of weed seeds! Shoot the birds? I'll get to the feed store today and pick up hay cubes or alfalfa pellets, since we have no local certified weed free hay.
My list of 'things to do' to get ready for horse camping will keep me busy for much of the day. It's a good time to get started, temps are in the 60s, skies are clear blue and there is a nice hint of the 'delta breeze'.