TVTAP GET Outside Series “Horse Trail Ride”
Horse Trail Ride
Friday, July 21st, 2017
9am – (all day)
North Leigh Trailhead
(You must sing-up for this event )
DESTINATION: Green Lakes or South Leigh overlook (weather dependant)
ACTIVITY: Horse Trail Ride
GROUP SIZE: 8
Must provide your own horse or mule to ride
ROUND-TRIP MILEAGE: 8-10 miles
TERRAIN DESCRIPTION: On-trail mountain riding.
DIFFICULTY/SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
ELEVATION GAIN/LOSS: 4,000 ft.
LEADER PACE: Horse walking
LEADER & SWEEP: Janet Conway & Tracy Baumann
Option 1: Ride from North Leigh Trailhead to Green Lakes
Green Mountain Trail to the first of the Green Lakes. 10 miles round trip and 2400 feet of elevation gain.
The trail (FS019) starts off by crossing Tin Cup Creek. It’s a moderate climb of four miles via multiple switch backs and straightaways to an incredible overlook. It includes 2100 feet elevation gain to this vista. The trail then drops steeply down 300 feet of loose rock on several quick switchbacks. From the overlook it’s about one mile further to the the first and largest of the four Green Lakes. Lunch at lake.
If Green Mountain trail switchbacks are still snow covered we will take option 2.
Option 2: Ride from North Leigh Trailhead to South Leigh overlook
Tin Cup Trail to the divide between North and South Leigh Creeks. The round trip distance is 8 miles with 2000 feet elevation gain.
This tail starts out by following the Green Mountain Trail (FS019) for 1.1 miles to a junction with the Tin Cup Trail (FS020). Here you will bear right riding another 2.9 miles to the high point just off the eastern ridge of Peak 9974 and Beard Mountain to the west. Lunch at a great spot with vistas in all directions.
What to bring: rain jacket, fleece jacket, food and drinks for lunch. Lead rope for tie up.
Duration: All day. Meet at North Leigh trailhead at 9 AM, begin ride at 9:30 AM. Two hour ride to lake. Lunch break. Return to trailhead.
Horses: Must provide your own horse or mule. Recommend well-broke and fit horses/mules, used to group riding situation, able to cross water and rocks, and negotiate switchbacks with exposure.
Sign up in advance, include contact information (email address and phone)
In the event of severe weather this event will be canceled.