Drowsy Water

Friday, July 22, 2011

For those who like to hike. . .

We get plenty of horse crazy folks here. They have horse shirts, horse pins, and horse posters. They know the sweet smell of manure, enjoy the feel of soft leather under their tush and the sound of hoof beats on the ground is music to their ears.

But this horse obsessed life isn't for everyone. And for those less-horsey folks, we offer plenty to keep them busy during their vacation at Drowsy Water Ranch.

One example of an alternative activity is Thursday afternoon's guided hike with Randy Sue. Yes, yet another Randy Sue adventure. (That woman is everywhere!)

Yesterday we took a willing crew up to Caribou Pass near the continental divide.
Randy Sue led the way, stopping to tell us all about the local flora. We saw wild strawberries, wild blueberries, heart-shaped arnica, mystery mushrooms, and much more.
One of our guests, Marit, could actually knit while hiking. She is a multi-tasker deluxe.

We hiked through beautiful forests of fir and spruce.
And saw mountain streams and ponds.
Ryan (below) has been here for eight years and never hiked the same hike twice and says the sights never get old.
Our guests relaxed near the top and saw patches of snow on the way.
All our hard work is paid off when we saw the views from way up there.
In fact, the view was so great, even our tiniest hiker was smiling.

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