Setting out on a very warm afternoon, we explored a newer trail system..."Otter Bench Trail"...winding high above the mighty Deschutes River with views that took our breath away!
My dear friend and talented horsewoman, Peggy, on her sweet quarter horse, 'Maverick'. All you fellow riders, notice she rides in a halter...something I aspire to achieve someday!
Standing on the edge made me feel queasy...this was our lunch spot for the afternoon.
My 'trusty' Fjord, Erixon...yes, he's as mischievous as he looks!!
This is the true confessions part of the story...we both are terribly directionally challenged! We are riding in a narrow area between a towering wall of rock and a sheer drop off into a canyon with a raging river below...and yes, we both lost the trail! Look carefully and you'll see Peggy way up the hillside as she finally found our trail. I'm only off by...a lot!! I lost trail leader status for the rest of the afternoon.