Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Tevis Trail Update

sept 8

Just yesterday, we rode the last leg of the Tevis Trail between Foresthill and Auburn. We actually rode it in reverse direction of the ride, as it's the more challenging direction since you climb from the American River to Foresthill.

Yesterday was really hot, topping out at around 100 degrees in Auburn.  Here's the record of our ride:

What I want to share is the excellent shape the trail condition is in.  The Tevis Trail committee has spent a significant amount of time and resources along key the trail sections to improve the experience of horse and rider on the Tevis Ride next month.

Specifically, the section of trail between Nugget Road and Sandy Bottoms (Commonly referred to as Cal 3) is one of the most precipitous sections of trail that horse and rider will experience on the ride.  With the Ditch Witch Trail Machine, purchased by Echo Valley Ranch, Greg Kimler and Mike Shackelford have opened up this section of trail to a full 4+ feet of tread path.

While there are many other sections of trail that Greg, Mike and the Tevis Trail Committee have improved for this year's ride, the Cal 3 section is probably the most impressive.

So, come prepared to ride Tevis this year with trail conditions that are in excellent shape.

Steve Hallmark

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