August 5 2019
It was the third annual Top O' the World pioneer endurance ride in Eastern idaho… this was my first time to finish a ride there. Fabulous and challenging trails. We did day 1's 50 miler and I got to ride on the Continental Divide - how awesome was that!
Connie rode Finneas and I rode her horse DWA Saruq.
Ridecamp is in a sweet spot in the Targhee National Forest.
great grazing for the horses! Jose Viola is eating and, of course, gazing at things in the distance
Connie, Regina, and Kat enjoying morning gourmet coffee!
Suzy Hayes' and Lynn Lee's 3 horses escaped one night and didn't come back till morning, fortunately all in one piece. Suzy was sooooo happy!
Connie and Finneas on the top of the world at about 9500'! on the Continental Divide Trail, looking West
Look really close, and ridecamp is a little white dot down in that green strip in the valley
Photobombing on the Continental Divide Trail!
Another high meadow on the CDT. We met a through hiker here. His trail name is Peanut. Connie met some through hikers the next day who said Peanut is a legend. Look him up!
Much of the ride we had a nice bubble - had the trails to ourselves. Here we leapfrogged with some other riders on loop 2
A lower meadow on loop 2
The famous Dave Rabe and Cocamoe Joe. You can tell it was pretty chilly because Dave has a sweatshirt on!
Yea. This thunderstorm grew quickly and raced towards us - 3 of us had 15 minutes to blanket the horses and batten down the hatches before….
…the heavy rain and hailstorm hit! horses hunkered down with butts to the weather and heads down
Connie and I hiked and unmarked a 7 mile loop on day 3. Just as beautiful hiking as it is riding!
More on the ride at
Love your story.ReplyDelete
thank you! it was a fabulous ride.Delete
Love this post!!!! And José Viola omgosh!!! Did someone ride him?????? Did you see Kyle Rohrig ("Mayor")? He's hiking the CDT right now.ReplyDelete
A new Junior rode Jose on the LDs on day 2 and 3! he was (of course) a star. Did not see the Mayor! I want to hike the CDT one day, though i'm not as tough as I used to be!Delete
Beautiful pics! We loved coming through the Targhee last month on our western trip. Where is base camp (off what road?) We traveled hwy 20. I'd love to ride that areaReplyDelete
Going north past Spencer, ID, on I-15, you take the West Camas Creek Road in a couple miles.ReplyDelete
see the map on this page:
there are sooooooo many places to ride out there! and any ATVers we encountered (not many) were very nice.