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Monday, 24 February 2014


We have been waiting for our good friend Sharon to arrive from British Columbia. She had been waiting for her new trailer from Lakota but because of snowy weather back east it was taking a little longer then planned. Friday afternoon she finally arrived with her nephew Sheldon. Only 20 feet behind her when she pulled in were 6 other rigs coming in. It was going to be a busy weekend here at Picket Post. 

The day before Sharon arrived Ron and I hiked up towards the mountain. Here is a great shot of Picket Post. 

This is a picture of camp before the other 15 rigs got here. 

Camp once all 20 rigs were settled in.

Sharon's new rig.

Our first ride with Sharon and her nephew Sheldon was going to take us right around Picket Post mountain.

I let Sheldon ride Hunter and I of course rode Mary and lead the way. 

Looking up at the trail ahead and Picket Post mountain. 

There is a few parts of this trail that are a little ledgy.

Here is when you wish you had a high power camera lens. 

Zoomed in with an iphone 5 

This was a good sized herd of Arizona Mountain goats.

We did the whole mountain loop around Picket Post and up through Arnett Canyon

Alan ahead having a little nap LOL 

You never get sick of the rock formations in this canyon.

Sheldon rode my horse "The Huntsman" and I rode my favourite mule.

Sharon and Sheldon coming down the canyon.

We took the shady side in the afternoon TG because it was hot!

Heading onto our new trail we made a month ago back to camp. We call this trail "The Canadian Trail".

Coming down off the "Canadian Trail".

Heading back to camp on the Arizona Trail. 

Look Sheldon can text and ride. I wonder if he can do his cutting and still text?? That would be interesting to watch. LOL 

The end of another good day out on the trail. 

Thursday, 20 February 2014


We are still camping at Picket Post mountain with our horses. Our ride yesterday took us to some old Apache Ruins called "Pinal Ruins". The area they are in was once a city called Pinal. Above the ruins is an old silver mine. This trail took us from camp under the highway and then up what is now called "Lost Trail" then back towards Picket Post Mountain. We came back through the tunnels under the highway towards the old wagon tracks that are now formed in rock. The Pinal ruins are just below the wagon tracks once you go through the area they call "The Jungle". There is a lot of history in this area. 

There was six of us on this ride. Alan let Richard use Mary his mule so his horse could have a day off. 

This is the Lost trail heading along on the other side of Highway 60.

This has to be one of the tallest Pear Cactus I have ever seen

As we rode along we came across this gravel site

We had lunch in the area they call "The Jungle"

Feels good to get the legs out of the stirrups for a while

Heading towards the Ruins 

There were a few of these ruins in the cliff side below the silver mine. 

You could ride right up to them

Another one 

This is a very interesting area

Richard and Mary riding out of the ruins.

More cool rock formations 

Look Alan can eat lunch and ride down a very steep trail not bad :) 

The rest of them already at the bottom

Richard and Mary heading down last 

Riding past the old silver mine 

Looking back at the old silver mine 

 East side of Picket Post Mountain

Heading down into Arnett Canyon

The weather has been so good that the trees now have their green leaves on them below.

Love this canyon it is so pretty. 

Alan on Foxy his mule with Pinky following 

This little Mule will go anywhere. 

Richard and Mary taking up the rear.

Darrell and Edna took another way back and come up over the cliffs above us.

Richard and Mary 

Back on the west side of Picket Post Mountain.

Another super ride here in Arizona. 

Happy Trails to you all :)