The Kittitas Valley Trail Riders caravaned up to go on a "Fun Ride" sponsored by the Park Foundation itself, to let folks explore the area a bit and become familiar with the facitilies.
Here are some of the temporary stalls set up for now. Permanent barns will be constructed as funds are raised. Electric and water lines are already in, and RV hook-ups and nice wash stalls set up.
That's KVTR member Jennifer, with her two horses: her dad was in the registration line.
On the trail: much of the area is fairly open evergreen woods like this.
[Underneath his chaps, Chuck has buckaroo boots with bright yellow tops that match his "glad rag" scarf!]The woods were thicker, with more deciduous trees, along a creek that will shortly join the Cle Elum River. This was fairly early in the ride, or I think we may have stopped to let the horses drink.
As it was, one rider had an equipment malfunction (his bit broke!), so once we resolved that issue (he borrowed a rope halter and rode his fairly cooperative gelding the rest of the way in that) we decided we needed to keep moving.