Sunday, July 22, 2018

Andrews Creek Hot Shot Trail Work & BBQ

Kay enjoys the rest and a little water--in the rain!
The horses get a bit of lunch too!
Bill has a rest too, while Jan does the photography
The Washington State Back Country Horsemen Hot Shot Trail Work Party completed 5 days of trail and bridge work in the Pasayten Wilderness area on July 4th. On June 30th Bill and Jan Ford and Kay MacCready rode up Andrews Creek trail for the day to help with building turnpikes about 3.5 miles up. They reached about 4 miles up without finding a turnpike crew, so they did some badly needed brushing instead (most of the brushing was completed in later days).

The work party also included volunteer hours contributed by the Washington Trail Association (WTA), the Pacific Northwest Trails (PNT) Association, the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) Association, and 2 members from our local Methow Valley chapter of the Back Country Horsemen (MVBCH). These volunteers came from all over Washington State. Some brought pack animals that packed supplies and hay every day to different work sites and one of the packers' assistant was his 15 years old daughter!

Secret Path to Copper Glance

President Cathy Upper and four friends hiked to Copper Glance. Along the way they enjoyed the views, the peace and quiet of the forest, and even saw a bear! Of course, they brought along their loppers and did a little trail pruning while they hiked!