|Site #18 a favorite of ours|
|because unlike most of the sites you can actually see the tie stalls from #18.|
|A lot of rubble and trees moved around and left high and dry above the river|
The first day we took a spin up the Death Valley trail until it connected with the Windy Point trail and we took that back down to the Sheep River and followed it back into camp.
|Some meadows along the Death Valley trail|
|And these fellows were up above us on the Windy Point trail. Not sure whether that is their shepherd or what on the skyline|
|And here is an overlook right where the Windy Point and Sheep trails intersect.|
|A view from a ledge along the Sheep River. Lots of flowers out there.|
|That grassy slope is where we spotted the Rocky Mountain Bighorn sheep on an earlier day|
|The mountains with cloud covered peaks|
|Calgary skyline from the Foran Grade trail|
|It's always nice to let folks see what we are seeing.|
|Wink and Brenda crossing here|
This ride was a test of sorts for Willow also, she has been on light duty since she hurt herself last November on the Beaver Creek ride in Arizona so I was interested to see if she could take the rough country. She seemed fine so she has probably earned herself a spot in the trailer heading south in the fall.
That said Wink threw a hissy fit on our last day there and while we were saddling up she kicked the stuffing out of Willow and got in a couple of solid hits that left Willow a little sore so rather than leave them in a tie stall overnight we loaded up and headed for Dogpound North where she would be able to move around and keep any swelling at bay. Now a week or so later she seems fine and the cuts and scrapes are all healing.
On another front the home reno's here at Dogpound North are getting close to being done, just a little work on the grout and some painting and all will be well again. Oh yeah, two bathrooms later we also got the gas range installed that started all this renovation stuff. Seems like it sure would have been cheaper just to use a Coleman stove than all this but Brenda will be happy.
We have passed the halfway mark on our time here in Alberta and I am working on a project so that we are able to monitor what is happening back here at Dogpound North while we are enjoying the company of our friends in the desert this winter. I call that fair warning Arizona, we are coming back!