Unlike the saying, our daytime temps have pleasantly surprised us...by getting up to the 60's!
This sunny weather has been our beginning for March...So I headed out for New Territories again, with my "Must Ride Monday" partner. I rode Mustang Cazi.
Not too far from us, we trailered on up the mountain...about 2,000 ft mark.
We entered a gate, not unlike the ones around our area, across the Clackamas River.
Crossed a creek on a bridge this time...
There are many of them up in these mountains
We decided to go all the way up a clear cut ridge....up and up and up...
Till Wala...What A view!
See the little road in the middle there..that is what we drove up on~
Cazi man is very plump this winter...like me!
We just stayed up on the view point for the longest time...and ooued and awed...my friend sang a little tune that got me to laughing...I sang it when I was a girl, riding my pony around then towns. Karen Carpendar's, " I'm on Top Of The World".
Coming down we went a different route..there were so many new choices~
It was so pretty all lined with Alders with their white bark.
Now...the below is a picture story of how we mainly use a "FLASH Nose Band" ( to keep the horse from munching!)....though Simeon figured out how to use it to his advantage- while his girl remounted !
Position is everything....
Then...rip, got em...
The quickly suck them into your mouth!