Fall Color Ride

Fall Color Ride - $2600.00
Fall Color Ride
Ride package dates: 2017: September 3-9, Guys Ride Too!, only 4 openings left!
 

The western slope of the Wind River Mountain Range holds in its arms some of the most spectacular sights that you will find anywhere in the West. Stands of quaking aspen trees, surrounded by snow-frosted peaks and desert-red rimrock canyons, are dressed in their full autumn regalia, treating you to a wide spectrum of translucent red, yellow and orange fall colors. The clear waters of the Little Sandy River calmly flow through the golden valley, relaxing and quieting everything it passes by on its journey.

The Fall Color Ride is conducted at a little bit slower and more relaxed pace than the other rides Blue Sky Sage offers, though it is still very active and is not a “nose to tail” trail ride. The setting is tranquil, the riding is relaxed yet the pace will be varied according the desires and skills of the group. The spectacular wilderness scenery and turning colors of September or the Lakota “Canwapegi Wi – Moon of Brown Leaves”, rival the most brilliant New England autumn foliage display.

Most locals consider mid-September to be the best season to enjoy the Wyoming wilderness. It is early autumn at this time, with just enough cool fall “snap” in the air to make for some of the best riding weather of the year. Many of the best stands of the “quakies”, as the aspens are known locally can be enjoyed while out riding or on a quiet walk right from camp. Wildlife inhabits the river bottom and the canyons out in the high desert and many species are especially active at this time of year. Elk, deer, moose, pronghorn and other critters are seen each week and if you are lucky, you may hear the bugle of the rutting bull elk echo from the backcountry as he gathers his harem for the rut. Eagles, hawks, and waterfowl are spending time here as well, before their migration to warmer climates continues on.

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The jagged Wind River mountains are the backdrop to this spectacular country. Framing the view for the Fall Color Ride are glacier-covered Temple Peak and Roaring Fork mountain, both at over 13,000 feet in elevation. The Continental Divide, nicknamed the "backbone of the Rockies" traverses within a quarter mile of the tent camp, and the Little Sandy river flows right by your tent. At the camp elevation of 7900', summer time temperatures seldom exceed 80 degrees and the nights are cool and pleasant. There are no snakes and few insects to bother you or the Horses during the days' riding or around the campfire.

The schedule varies from day to day, but you can plan on breakfast between 7:30 and 8:00 a.m. each morning, hitting the saddle by 9:00 and riding, with short breaks, until lunchtime. We'll noon up somewhere and have our saddle lunch, let the Horses graze and rest for about an hour and then we'll mount up and go again for a few more hours, with short breaks throughout the afternoon. Arrival back at the home base along the river is between 3:30 and 4:00 p.m. just in time for cocktails and hors de' oeuvres! Depending on the days' riding and how many miles the group wants to cover, you can expect to be horseback an average about 5-6 hours and cover from 8-15 miles each day. 

Fall Color Ride - $2600.00
Fall Color Ride
Ride package dates: 2017: September 3-9, Guys Ride Too!, only 4 openings left!
 
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