2019 Calendar Details

Please contact Linda Seaman at 509-996-3665 or post a comment/question below with changes/more events before the 20th of each month. Remember to click on "publish" to post your comment. Unless otherwise noted, all riders are expected to be "ready to ride" by 10:00.
If the weather is "iffy", call the event contact to confirm the event is still happening.

(Thu) Sept 5  Regular Business Meeting. 7 pm @ TwispWorks Conference Room.
(Sat) Sept 14  3rd Qtr BCHW Directors’ Meeting. Mary Pat Bauman (206-595-5844).
(Thur) Sept 19 Hamburger Ride. PLEASE NOTE THE DATE CHANGE FROM WEDNESDAY SEPT 18TH; the ride has been MOVED TO THURSDAY SEPT 19TH.   PLEASE NOTE NEW LOCATION: The NORTH SUMMIT HORSE CAMPGROUND!! Contact: Jan and Bill Ford (509-997-0133).Directions: Head east on Hwy 20 from Twisp. In about 10 miles (this will be at the very top of the Loup Loup pass) turn LEFT from #20 towards the Loup Loup Ski Bowl. Then turn RIGHT in about 1,000 feet to the North Summit Sno-Park (AKA: North Summit Horse Campground). Ride out at 10:00 a.m. for an approximately 2.5 hour ride. Hamburger lunch will be about 1:00 p.m. and Non-riders always welcome!! Bring your own chairs, drink, and a pot luck dish to share (hamburgers are provided by the chapter). We'll be exploring a bit and trying out some of the new trails near the campground. The time for lunch is flexible and we allow time for people to care for their horses after the ride. Please contact Jan or Bill with questions.
(Sat) Sept 28  East Bank Ride. Contact: Cathy Upper (509-429-2955). Ride out at 9:30; bring lunch. East Bank trail is a beautiful ride along Ross Lake; it entails very moderate elevation gains. Lowland forests and lakeside views makes this an excellent choice for family day hikes, an extended backpack or a stock trip. We will meet at 8:00 a.m. at the Winthrop Red Barn and truck pool. Drive is 1 hour 20 minutes each way. Bring lunch (and rain gear for the west side weather just in case). We'll ride out to the horse/boat camp and be gone all day. NOTE: Please call Cathy to let her know if you will be riding with the group!
(Thur) Oct 3 Business Meeting @ TwispWorks Conference Room. 7 pm Business Meeting @ TwispWorks.
(Sat) Oct 5 GRAND OPENING OF THE NORTH SUMMIT HORSE CAMPGROUND! Celebration will begin about noon, and more details to follow.
(Sat-Sun) Oct 5-6 the "Come Ride Out of Our New Horse Camp" Ride @ North Summit Horse Campground. Contact: Cathy Upper (509-429-2955). (Details to follow.)
These next 3 rides can be done in a 2 or 3 night campout or 3 individual rides.
(Mon) Oct 7  Latte Ride. Contact: (TBD). Location: Park and start at Brown’s Farm (MVSTA Parking area). DIRECTIONS: Go west from Winthrop on Highway 20 for approximately 9 miles to get to Upper Wolf Creek Road. Turn left onto Upper Wolf Creek Road; parking is on the right. Ride out at 10:00 and enjoy a Latte or lunch at the Mazama Store. This ride is fairly flat and approximately 5 ½ miles each way. We plan to see some great fall colors.
(Tue) Oct 8  Cutthroat Lake/Pass Ride. Contact: (TBD). This trail is an easy ride with a gentle slope and nice surface. The lake is surrounded by rocky cliffs. The trail gradually climbs through a thin forest, past some huge lichen-covered granite boulders. A few small ups and downs and the lake (finally) comes into view, surrounded by rocky cliffs. UPDATE! The ride may continue past the lake to Cutthroat Pass; bring lunch. If you prefer to return to your rig after arriving at the lake (without going to the pass), be sure you have someone who will ride back with you. LOCATION: Drive west on Highway 20 from Winthrop, and just a few miles before you reach Washington Pass there is a side road on the right that is clearly marked “Cutthroat Lake Trailhead”. That road goes about a mile and ends in a small parking lot (with a pit toilet).
(Wed) Oct 9 Big Valley Ride. Contact: (TBD). DIRECTIONS: Go approximately 6 miles west from Winthrop on Highway 20. Turn towards the river on Dripping Springs Road and follow road to the left to Dept. of Wildlife parking area. Ride out at 10:00. Ride is very flat, and approximately 5 miles round trip. Bring your lunch!! We are anticipating great fall colors!
(Thu) Nov 7 Regular Business Meeting and POT LUCK. Pot Luck @ 6 pm, meeting @ 7pm in the Twisp Works Conference Room.


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