Thursday, June 5, 2014
June 5, 2014 Horse Back Riding and Piedra Falls
Today we took a 2 hour trail ride right here in Pagosa Springs in the wooded areas and right next to the San Juan National Forest. The ride was fun and we saw 2 baby foxes in their den waiting for their parents to bring them food. They looked so very cute peering out at us as we went by. We had a great time! What I once thought was a padded behind actually felt very bony by the time we got back to the stables! Now I know what they mean by saddle sores!! After the horse back ride we felt pretty froggy so we decided to go on to Piedra Falls about 20 miles or so from Pagosa. The book said the hike to the falls was about 1/4 of a mile and we both were thinking that would be great and we could handle that! Well,the actual hike to the falls was 1/2 miles and as we got closer to the falls the path became narrower and narrower with loose rocks and quite a drop. Coming off the horse back ride our legs were feeling the pain and I had already fallen on my hiney back at the stables on the way to the car when I walked on some loose rocks to the car (only my pride was hurt) so we both decided to head back to the car and forego the falls. We were both disappointed! In spite of that we enjoyed the day and had a blast. However, tomorrow we will be taking a day off and just being lazy around the RV. Gonna grill out some pork chops tomorrow evening and take it easy. Sure wish family could be here to enjoy this beautiful weather with us!