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Merri Stories:
Day 1 || The Owyhee Tribe
Seaweed in the Desert - by Barbara Holmes-Balmer

Canyons, Caves and so much more - Karen Bumgarner


Daily Results
Day 1 50 Miles
Day 2 50 Miles Day 2 25 Miles
Day 3 50 Miles Day 3 30 Miles
Day 4 50 Miles Day 4 25 Miles
Day 5 50 Miles Day 5 30 Miles
5 Day Results
First Place and Overall Best Condition - Karen Bumgarner and Z Summer Thunder

Second Place - Chuck Cowan and Blazer (MMR Tuff Ballatorie)

Owyhee Canyonlands Day 1 - by Merri Melde

Tuesday September 25 2012

The Raven and I were all set to ride Steph's horse and my pal Jose Viola in the 5-day Owyhee Canyonlands, when, right before the ride, a bad attack of allergies knocked Jose out, which sort of knocked the wind out of my sails.

I was the lethargic one, somewhat uninterested in riding (really?? me??), but thanks to our friend Judy, who offered me one of her horses, and convinced me to get in the saddle, on Day 1 I rode one of the most spectacular trails here in Owyhee that I've ever been on!

We wound right up to the mouth of Brown's Creek Canyon, rode right along the edge of the rim, and had the extra treat of stopping at the Spivey Ranch (for sale: $1.19 M, 320 acres, water rights available), where owner Don opened his lodge and supplied cold drinks and hot dogs for everybody in the spectacular remote setting along Castle Creek. The vets and a few of the early riders caught sight of the herd of some 11 big horn sheep that live in that drainage...

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Photos by Merri Melde

Monday

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5


Sinker Canyon Trail Preview! by Merri


Hart Creek ridge (Day 2) Trail Preview - by Merri Melde


Hart Creek Rim Trail Preview! by Merri


Snake River Birds of Prey Badlands Trail Preview! by Merri


Owyhee Canyonlands 2011
Photos by Merri Melde

Day 1 - Wildhorse Butte

Day 1 - Alder Creek

Day 3 - Joyce Ranch

Day 4 - Sinker Canyon

Day 5 - Birds of Prey & Hart Creek

Come ride the Owyhee Canyonlands....

where time stands still!
That is what I find, the quiet is deafening, the sky is endless, and time stands still, this is where trail/horse/rider all truly become one.

Skyla