Length: 27km/17 miles
Experienced, keen riders discovering the dramatic left alone nature in a forest and high desert .
This is our longest ride. Riders should be in good shape. The trail has some challenges. It takes us trough some rough and remote backdrops with some few technical difficulties. Our surefooted endurance horses are highly trained, and comfort our riding guest with their calm attitude handling this beautiful trail.
Your ride begins on this day with a long climb to reach the world famous Pacific Crest Trail!
Scenery is breathtaking, this ride is only single foot track, very remote. Take off from the ranch in an old forest, and we end up in a scenic desert. Often we get followed by a lovely breathe of wind.
A three mile incline on a narrow single track, or the wide gentle dropping fire road- it’s your pick, will lead us to our horse trailer. We unsaddle the horses and trailer load them.
Afterwards follows a well deserved lunch, burger and fries in our biker bar the Rock Inn !
Included in this ride is one night accommodation and full catering.
Ride from tall pines to the exotic desert, by wonderful views
Meet your horse in a arena. A guide will demonstrate at first in our arena a detailed riding demonstration. If you have no questions, you can swing yourself up in the saddle and check your horse in the ring. Go forward at a walk and trot, go back, bend him around barrels and work on some rein cues. This first meeting and test ride at the ring, will help to connect and bond with the horses, so riders feel safer to go on this very long ride the next day.
Afterwards we serve dinner.
White Mountain Sky Tour
After breakfast we saddling up to head out, early during the morning for a good long climb up to the trail head of the epic Pacific Crest Trail. From here we go towards Mexico heading south. This 7 miles shaded section of this constantly gently bending trail guides us through a ancient pine forest, and black oak trees paired by stunning views across the desert. We switching from trot and walk, depending on the footing, trot when we can, but walking if we must- to cover some miles.
Soon we arrive in Upper Shake Campground and stopping for a short break, if riders want to. Otherwise we keep heading on to finish.
This following section of the landscape turns in to desert. The PCT now will take us on a roller coaster ride, with wild bends, turns and switches, up and downs, additional obstacles are ditches to overcome and plants hanging over the trail. However since there are no steep cliffs or ledges to worri about, this beautiful three mile trail section challenges riders to practice on a balanced seat position.
Our last section we says goodby from our breathy high elevation, and we incline gently for four miles from 5000 feet to 3000 feet, until we reach Lake Hughes Road by impeccable vistas.
After reaching the horse trailer we untack the horses, load them up and head to our dine/bar "ROCK INN" for an deserved lunch.