|The Backcountry Horsemen Spring
2010 CampnRide held on the Porter Ranch, part of the original Huasna
Rancho and owned by the same family since 1843, 167 years under the
same ownership! As you can see the grasss is deep and green and the
river shows no signs of over grazing. The land has been well cared for
all these years.
Around 110 of us camped in a narrow canyon and rode out for miles along the ranch roads and trails.
On this bright day, Jeff, Ellie, Bruce, Roma, Everette and I set out to ride the Huasna River and loop back to camp.
|This is the Huasna River, free flowing from its source in the Santa Lucia Range to the confluence with the Cuyama River|
|This is a view up canyon to the
north. The original land grand stretched from south of here all the way
to the far mountains.
|Looking south toward the Cuyama
|Note the ancient barn.
|This is Ellie's eat your heart
out Erin picture
|This all could easily have been
200 years ago, we were travelers through a landscape frozen in time.
|The far off ranch headquarters
of the North Porter Ranch lie in the distant left.
|Don't Fence me in,
|Looking off to the Southwest.
|Here there be Elves.
|More ride photos on page 2
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