Tuesday, May 20, 2008

100 degree Camping Trip

Camping was hot and dry. The lake (reservoir) is 100 feet below last year's level. It was over 100 degrees every day. This entire area is usually filled with water until very late in the summer. You can barely see the water in the background.

The moon was almost full and the nights were bright. We decided on a moonlight ride the first night. We took a nice wooded trail, very enjoyable and cool. Most of our group had never ridden horseback in the dark. I have and I love it. It is amazing how horses can follow a narrow trail in the dark that we can't even see. My mare led the way and did a super job. There were ten of us riding, and ten made it back to camp safely after the 3 hour ride.

The second morning we rode out bright and early, stopping for a break around 10 a.m. It was getting pretty danged hot by then. C decided to take the plunge and refresh himself.

A couple of our fellas cleaning out the water tank.... hhmmmm was that thick brown water before or after C's little sponge bath????

The pictures aren't wanting to load well, so this is it for the night. I wasn't able to get a decent internet connection at the campground, but I did try. he early mornings and evenings were not so bad but the afternoons were sweltering, miserable, stifling, horribly hot.

We had a good time but were glad to get home. Cort was glad to see us. Our gardens survived the four days of 100+ temperatures without watering. And we slept with the doors open and fans on last night. Back to work today. This evening, dark storm clouds and a cold wind teased us, we enjoyed about two minutes of rain.

I'm off to bed.


Courtney said...

Glad you had a decent trip even with the stifling temps. Glad your back safe and sound too.

Anonymous said...

wow is it brown "golden" already!

Karen Deborah said...

wow the reservoir is really low! Looks like ya'll may be on water rationing before long. That can be a bummer up there. It does get hot out that way. That "bath water" Was too nasty, that guy was desperate to cool off. Glad you had fun. You are so courageous horse back riding in the DARK! Had all the rattle snakes gone to bed?

Anonymous said...

I would have loved the moonlit ride! But 100+ temps...oy, NO THANKS!!! I get sick of the cold but a day or two of too hot and I'm DONE. You can always put on more clothes... there's only so much you can take off. I also never get mean because I am cold. I might be miserable but I'm not mean. Get me too hot... mean comes and sets up camp pretty darn quick.

Anonymous said...

Glad you had nice riding trip, bet the night ride was fun. Don't care for the 100 temp. Can send us little of your heat, we are still cold, low 50s and 30s at night with some frost at times. Crazy weather. Good your little seedlings made it.

I still haven't planted flowers because of the weather. We do need rain also, seems to pass us by. We did get couple drops this evening, can't call it rain.
Take care, XO "Hi Jerry"