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    BackCountryHorsemenofCalifornia

    Volume17,Number6

    June2009

    TheRedwoodUnitNewsletter

    EricaCanevarEditor/Publishe

    Trailetiquetteisoneofthosethingsthat'slike"lostart",commonsensestuffthatalotofpeophaven'tbeenexposedto.WhenridingontrailstheNationalForests,BureauofLandManagement(BLM),orotherwildernessareait'simportanttoconsideryourimpactonthepeopleyouareridingwith,thehorses,othersymaycomeincontactwith,andthelanditself.Itdependsonwhereyouareridingastowhom

    whatyou'llencounter.Inwildernessareas,youprobablycomeacrosshikers,horses,llamas,mulesandotherpackstock.

    UsingCommonSenseontheTrailByAnnCompton

    Inmanyotherareasyou'llalsoencounterbicyclesandmotorcycles.Therearesomesimple"rulesoftheroad"thatapplytotrailuseandrightofway.Asageneralrule,horseshavetherightofwayoverothertrailusers.Ashorseowners,it'sourresponsibilitytousethisprinciplewiselyandtoouradvantage.Youshouldbeconsiderateofchildrenonhorsebacktoo.Kidsmaynothavetheskillstomaneuvertheirhorsesoutofthewaylikewe"experienced"adultsdo.

    Whenmeetingorpassingotherhorses,hikers,bicycles,ormotorcyclesonthetrail,knowwhohastherightofwayHikershavetherightofwayovereverythingexcepthorses.Alltrailusersaresupposedtoyieldtothehorse.Askthothertrailuserstomaketheirpresenceknowntothehorsebytalkingtoletthehorseknowthattheyare"humans"opposedto"trailgoblins".Insomeinstances,eventhoughyouhavetherightofwayyoumaybebetterpositionedyieldtoanothertrailuser-beconsiderate.Basically,whoevercangetoffthetraileasiestshoulddoso.Commonsenseandcourtesyaremuchmoreimportantthanwhohastherightofway.

    RulesoftheTrail

    Whenyoumeetahikerorbicyclist,lethimknowthatheshouldgooffthetrailonthedownhillside.Letthemknowthathorsesarcreaturesofflightandarelikelytomoveawayfrompressureorsomethingthat"spooked"them.Then,ifthehorsegets"spooked"itwillgouphillinsteadofdownhill-thisisVERYimportant.Youcanusuallyhearorseeamotorcyclecomingbeforeitgetstoyou,soitmightbeeasierforyoutomoveoffthetrailifit'smoreconvenient.Articlecontinuesonpage7.

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    2009President:

    2009VicePresident:

    2009Secretary:

    2009Treasurer:

    TwoYearBoardMembers

    2009-2010

    OneYearBoardMembers

    2009

    TwoYearBoardMembers

    2008-2009

    YvetteMendes(707)768-3010

    7721StateHwy36

    Carlotta,CA95528

    JacqueMurphy(707)498-6648

    1801CecilAvenue

    Fortuna,CA95540

    EricaCanevari(707)407-9591

    P.O.Box21

    Ferndale,CA95536

    MarisHawkins(707)839-0422

    4944DowsPrairieRoad

    McKinleyvile,CA95519

    BoHarkins(707)465-4795

    P.O.Box13

    FortDick,CA95538

    DarrelPolasek(707)786-9637

    P.O.Box792

    Ferndale,CA95536

    PeterKriger(707)668-5106

    305CooksonLane

    BlueLake,CA95525

    CarolePolasek(707)786-9637

    MortScott(707)839-2800

    1560ZeusAvenue

    Mckinleyville,CA95519

    NancyTrine(707)725-6367

    3683RennerDrive

    Fortuna,CA955340

    BevHarvey(707)498-0912

    201CenterStreet#10RioDell,Ca95562

    ChipCannon(707)839-0481

    4555ChaffinAvenue

    Mckinleyville,CA95519

    JamesArcher(707)768-3725

    6887StateHighway36

    Carlotta,CA95528

    [email protected]

    [email protected]

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    [email protected]com

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    2009CommitteeChairmen

    1.ToperpetuatethecommonsenseuseandenjoymentofhorsesinAmerica'sbackcountryandwilderness.2.Toworktoinsurethatpubliclandsremainopentorecreationalstockuse.3.Toassistthevariousgovernmentandprivateagenciesintheirmaintenanceandmanagementofsaidresour4.Toeducate,encourageandsolicitactiveparticipationinthewiseuseofthebackcountryresourcebyhorsemandthegeneralpubliccommensuratewithourheritage.5.Tofosterandencouragetheformationofnewunitsoftheorganization.

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    PresidentsHorseChat

    Saddle

    Up!

    TalesfromtheEditorWell,summerishereandtheRedwoodUnitsureis

    busy!TheHalfAssFlatRideiscomingupquickly.Ivebeenlooking

    forwardtoattendingthisrideagainsincewegothomefromitlastyear!Theranchesweridehavesuchamazingscenery,everythingfroforeststobeaches.Wearetrulyblessedtoliveinsuchagorgeousareandwhatbetterwaytoenjoyitthanonhorseback?IamalsoexcitedtoattendtheStanshawworkpartythisyearforthefirsttime.CampingoutintheMarbleMountainshasbeensomethinIvewantedtodosinceIwasalittlegirl.FamilyfriendshavefilledmheadwithstoriesofpackinghorsesintotheMarbleMountainsformanyyears.Ihopetoseeyouonthetrail,

    EricaCanevari,Editor

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    StableReportGeneralMembershipMeeting-WednesdayJune3rd,2009

    Pag

    peningCeremonies:

    alltoOrder

    ollCallofOfficersandBoardMembers

    eview of Minutes

    reasurersReport

    orrespondence

    tandingCommitteeReports:

    vette called the meeting to order at 7:32 pm. Yvette welcomed

    veryoneandwishedthedadsinthegroupaHappyFathersDay.

    ll officers were present. All Board Members were present except forete Kriger and Nancy Trine. Guests in attendance were Josephe,arySchlicks exchange student fromItaly,and LauraNeely.

    Minutes from the May Meeting were read. The minutes wereotioned to be accepted as read by Bo Harkins, seconded by Kathyoarchandthemotionpassed.

    Maris Hawkins presented the May Treasurers Report. She also had a

    nalizedbudgetfortheunittoreview.

    orrespondence received was an email about the new membershipnd donation form for BCHC, and an invitation to the Adamae Rege

    MemorialTrailRideonJune12-14thwhichishostedbytheRedwoodmpireTrailRiders.(Registrationdeadlinehassincepassed.)

    leaseseethefullPublicLandsReportonPage5.ublicLands-CarolePolasek

    ublicLiason-MortScott

    ducation-PeterKriger

    Mort reported that Chip, Darrel, and himself had just returned from

    tanshaw that afternoon. Since we had such a mild winter everythingstill in good shape. The work party will mostly focus on the water

    sues in Stanshaw and clearing the 3 mile trail between Stanshaw andenBears.CarolemotionedfortheRedwoodUnittoreimburseMort

    nd Bo for supplies needed forthe work party. Ericaseconded and theotion passed. For more information on the work party please see

    age10.

    ete was unable to attend the meeting. Erica gave a report of theember education held on May 30th. Yvette mentioned that sinceete Kriger was moving out of the area, the unit was in need of

    omeone to take over the education chair. Jacque volunteered to takehepositionifnooneshowedaninterest,howeverChipCannon

    volunteered.ChipCannonisourneweducationcommitteechairm

    Carole presented the audit report to the members and p

    copiesout.Bevmotionedtoaccepttheauditreport,Chipsecondethemotionpassed.

    Darrel said the bathrooms and water for the ride arecare of. There are 102 riders signed up so far. Maris reminded evetocollectraffleitems.

    Yvette had reviewed the units bylaws and propseveral changes. She passed out copies of the proposed changes,members discussed the changes. Yvette will make the requcorrectionsandpresentthenewchanges atthenextmeeting.

    : Yvette brought up the fact that we now ha

    opening on the board. Bev nominated Sandy McKay for the posDarrelmentionedthat Jill Creech wasinterested. CaroleandNancpollmembersandwewillvoteatthenextmeeting.

    -Erica presentedpricesfor t-shirts.Thecheapestpricewas$7/shirtwill try to get a sample shirt made and see what other stylshirts/jacketsareavailable.-Carole and Darrel are celebrating their 50th wedding anniverThere will be a party Saturday, June 11th at the Veteran s BuildiFerndale from 1-4.AllRedwoodUnit members areinvitedto atten-Bo mentioned that the dunes we ride on during his annual Cre

    City ride are part of the Tolowa Dunes State Park and are in dangbeingclosediftheproposaltoclose220stateparksgoesthrough.-Jacque warned members about a bicyclist she met on the trail whvery disrespectfulof horses,andadvised ridersto beextracareful.

    Sandy McKay won the drawing this month. She receicutesignwhichread, Put something exciting between your legs...horse. TheprizewasdonatedbyYvetteMendes.Themeetingwasadjournedat8:45p.m.

    Respectfullysubmitted,EricaCanevari

    2009SecretaryRedwoodUnit,BCHC

    OldBusiness:

    NewBusiness:

    OpenFloor:

    Drawing:

    Audit:

    Catered Ride:

    By-law Changes:

    Open Board Position

    SandyMcKaywonthedrawingthismonth.Shereceivedacutesignwhichread,

    Putsomethingexcitingbetweenyourlegs...rideahorse.

    TheprizewasdonatedbyYvetteMendes.

    Attendnextmonthsmeetingforyourchancetowin!

    June Give Away!

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    On TheRangeWhatshappeningwithpubliclands,andwhatyoucandoabou

    AreportbyCarolePolasek

    BACKCOUNTRYHORSEMENOFAMERICA

    ANIMALID

    BLM

    FORESTSERVICE

    GENERAL

    KLAMATHNATIONALFOREST

    NATIONALPARKS

    PUBLICLANDS

    SIXRIVERSNATIONALFOREST

    STATEPARKS

    A.Articlesfrom"TheTrailRider",May2009statethatBackCountryHorsemenofAmericahas16,000membersin47statememberorganizationsin25states.Agoalof$6millionwassetforthe2008volunteervalue.

    A.LengthyemailofcommentsontheNationalAnimalIdentificationSystem,includingacostof$175.9millionannually.

    A.NewspaperarticlestatingtheBLMwillreceive$300millionforstimulusprojectsacrosstheWest.Thelargestchunkofthunding$143million-willgotowardnewconstruction,deferredmaintenanceandenergyefficientupgradesonexistingfacil

    Thespendingwillalsoinclude$37millioninhabitatrestoration,$53.4millioninabandonedminecleanupand$15milliontonstructrecreationaltrails.B.EmailaboutBLMintendingtoclosethePariaCanyonroadinUtahtomotorizedtravel.

    A.AcopyofSequoiaNationalForest'sFY2009,thirdquarter,scheduleofproposedactions.B.Articleaboutfrogsdyingworldwidefromthefast-spreadingchytridfungus.It'snotjustintheSierraNevadaforests.C.ArticlestatingthatPresident

    Obamaisreinstating,foroneyear,mostofaClinton-erabanagainstnewroadconstructionanddevelopmentinnationalfor

    A.ArticleaboutMontanapassinganewgunlawthatdefiesthefederalgovernmentandtheirgunlaws.B.Emailregardingpossibleterroristattacks.C.EmailregardingOregonNaturalDesertAssociation,WesternWatershedProjectandtheCenteBiologicalDiversityaskingafederaljudgetohaltgrazingonsixallotmentsofMalheurNationalForest,contendingfederallamanagersfailedtopreventgrazingcattlefromharmingendangeredfish.

    A.AcopyoftheScheduleofProposedActionontheKlamathNationalForest.

    A.ArticlestatingtheSenatehasapprovedameasurethatwouldallowgunsinnationalparksandwildliferefuges.

    A.EmailaboutbillS686presentedbySenatorMaxBaucus(D-MT)toeliminatefeesonpubliclands.ThebillwouldrevokeauthoritygiventotheForestServicein2004toinstitutenewfeesandincreaseexistingfeesatcampgrounds,trailheadsandopublicplaces.PleasewritesenatorsBoxerandFeinsteinregardingthisbill.B.EmailregardingvolunteerhoursforBCHC20andinvitingothergroupstojoinusinsavingtrailsforequestrianuse.C.EmailrequestingmemberstoemailtheirCongressioepresentativesabouttheRecreationalTrailsProgram.D.EmailwithsampleletterregardingtheRecreationalTrailsProgram

    Theprogramisupforre-authorizationbycongress.TheRTPhasprovidedapproximately$677millionforthousandsofstatandlocaltrailprojectsacrossthecountry,includingmanythatbenefitequestrians.Pleasewriteyourrepresentativesandsennsupportofthisprogram.E.MoreinformationontheRecreationalTrailsProgramissue.F.EmailfromEricaCanevariabou

    herlettersregardingtheimportantpubliclandsissues.G.EmailregardingtheSenatepassageofAmericans'SecondAmendm

    ightsonpubliclands.

    A.EmailletterfromKarySchlick,WildlifeBiologistforSixRiversForestthankingRedwoodUnitforourcontinuedmaintenofStanshawTrialHead.Becarefuloftreesafterthewinterstorms.AndHaypressandStanshawtrailheadsarenowaccessibleusingtheCampThreeroad.B.CopyofalettertosupportgrazingintheTrinitySummitHighCountryfromDarrelandCarPolasek.

    A.Emailregardingtheproposedclosingof220Californiaparksduetothebudgetfiasco.Thiswouldleaveamere59statepaopen.Logontohttp://calparks.org/takeaction/closurelist.htmltohelpstoptheclosure.Additionally,writeGovernorSwarzenegger.

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    FortunaRodeoParadeTheRedwoodUnitisplanningtoattendandrideintheFortunaRodeoParadefor2009.TheparadeisayearlyeventthatcoincideswiththeFortunaRodeo.TheparadeisheldonMainStreetinFortunaandattractshundredsofspectatorseveryyear.TheRodeoParadewillbeawonderfulwaytogetthepublictolearnabouttheRedwoodUnitandwhatwedo.

    TheRedwoodUnitsinsurancerequiresanadditionalfeeperhorseparticipatingintheparade.Thecostwillbebetween$7to$10perhorse.WealsowanttohaveRedwoodUnitshirtsmadebeforetherodeo.

    Ifyouareinterestedinridingpleasecontactusassoonaspossiblesowecangivetheinsurancecompanythecorrectnumberofridersandordershirts.

    Wewillhaveflyersandpamphletswithinformationabouttheunittogiveoutaswell.Ifyouareinterestedinridingorwalkingintheparade,please

    contactJacqueMurphyat707-498-6648,orEricaCanevari707-407-9591.

    JoesAutoGlass

    725-5762|496-72801455SandyPrairieCourt#A-1OffRiverwalkDrive,Fortuna

    FREE estimates!

    FREEmobileservicetoallofHumboldtCounty

    Allautoglassreplacements:windshield,sidewindows,rearglass

    RockChipRepair

    MemberEducationPackTrainingandRide

    DarrelandCarolePolaseks

    50thWeddingAnniversaryParty!

    Thecelebrationwillbeheld

    Saturday,July11th,2009from1to4p.m.

    attheVeteransBuilding

    onMainStreetinFerndale

    Nogiftsplease

    Cometothepartyandhelpthemcelebrate50greatyears

    On Saturday May 30th, several Redwood Umembers gathered at Mad River Beach for Member Education Pack Training and Ride. PKriger was the unofficial instructor. Those wattended were able to learn and practice basket, and diamond hitches, and learn other valuainformation from Pete. The day concluded with a shride on Mad River Beach.

    bove:ight:

    Nancy Trinepracticesleadingapackhorse.JacqueMurphysecuresapackwithadiamondhitch.

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    rsesgoingdownhillshouldyieldtohorsesgoinguphillifpossible

    suretolettheothersthatyouareridingwithknowwhatyouaredoing.

    ushouldbesaddledandreadytorideatyourappointedridetime.

    urhorseshouldbeabletostandquietlyonitsown.

    acticemountingyourhorsefrombothsides.

    eplacetotryoutyournewgearisathomeinacontrolledenvironment.

    n'tbringamareinheat,astallion,oranunbrokencoltonatrailridewithothers

    ;thisisespeciallyimportantifyoumeetaloadedpackstring.Ifetahiker,otherhorses,orapackstringinanareathathasnowaytoturnaround,youmayhavetodosomenegotiating.We

    dtobackupourhorseshundredsoffeetinordertoletapackstringgoby.Yousurebetterhavethisskillifyou'reheadedupehighcountryoryoumaynotcomebackwithahorse.Insomecases,youmayactuallyhavetogetoffyourhorse.

    Ifyouareinthelead,it'syourresponsibilitytotelltheot

    enyou'restopping,whenthere'sahiker,amountainbike,etc.Developasystem,evensomethingassimpleasyelling"hiker"ke",tolettheothersknowwhat'scomingup.

    inthehighcountrywithyourhorseleadingapackstring,don'tlearnhowtodoitonthewayup.Beconsiderate;don'tmakeotherswaitonyou.Habituallylat

    opletendtotakeshortcutstocompensatefortheirlackoftimemanagement.Onethingthatweseealotinourareaispeoplkupathomeandthentrailertheirhorseswitheverythingonandreadytogo.Don'ttieyourhorseinthetrailerwiththesad

    hy?Ittakesjustasmuchtimetodoathomeasitdoesatthetrailheadandit'smuchsaferforthehorsetotravelwithoutthes

    inthetrailer.Manypeopleoverlookthisimportant

    mponentofthetrainingfoundation.Horsesthatonlystandinthecrosstiestobeoomedorsaddledneverlearnthepatienceinvolvedinbecomingagoodtrailhorse.rtunately,thisiseasytoteach.Yourhorseneedstobeabletostandquietlyanumberways;tiedtoahitchingpost,tiedfromabove,tiedtoatree,etc.Ifyouaregoingernight,thenyouneedtotrainyourhorsetostandquietlyfor8-10hours.Ideally,urhorseshouldbetrainedtohobblestoo.

    It'salmostimpossibletomountfromthewnhillsideonahillsidetrail.Ifyoucan'tturnyourhorsearound,you'llhaveproblems

    youcan'tmountfrombothsidesofthehorse.Theplacetolearnthisisathome.Tryoutyourneweastcollarorrearcinchbeforeyougettothetrail.Don'tpracticeorexperimentwithwthingsonthetrail.Althoughwedoenjoywatchingahorsebuckoffariderthatesthistohim.Don'tbecheapentertainmentfortherestofus;workthisoutaheadtime.

    .Ifyouchoosetohavethestallion,don'tendantofusbybringinghimalong.Ifyourmareisinheat,thenkeepherathomeawayfromtherestofus,evenifsheisyouronlyuneedtobeconsiderateofothers.Justbecauseyoucancontrolyourstallionormaredoesn'tmeanthatothersaroundyouhntroloftheirhorses.

    Prepareyourhorseforthetrailathome.

    Don'tbringyourhorseonatrailrideunlessitisphysicallyfit,calm,andexperiencedforthesituationyouareheadinginto

    Toomanypeopleareridinghthataren'treadytobeonthetrail(thisgoesforboththepeopleandhorses).Unlessyourhorsehastheproperfoundation,you'reaskingtroubleifyoutakehimintoanenvironmentthatisnotveryforgivinisn'tfairtothehorseorthepeopleyouridewith.ThetrailswerideothePacificNorthwestcanbesteepandmountainous.Sometrailsha

    verticaldropsof300-500feetofftheside.Wetrustourhorseswitholivesonthesetrails.

    .Ifyourfriendsaregofora25-milerideandyourhorsehasbeeninastallfor3months,doIfyouareworkingthroughsomeissueswithyourhorseregardingitattitudeandyoucan'ttrusthim,don'tgo.Andifyou'veneverbeen

    UsingCommonSenseontheTrailContinuedfromthefrontpage.

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    aitforothersbeforeproceedingtoofar

    yourideduringhuntingseasonbesuretowearbrightcolors.

    aintaincontrolofyourhorse.

    aveyourdogathome.

    .Ifyoustoptowateryourhorses,waituntilallofthehorseshaveadrinkbeforetakingofhesamethinggoeswhencrossingbridgesandotherdifficultobstacles.Ifsomeonehastroublewithhishorse,waitforhim.Ceadforotherstowait.Trailridingisnotarace.Beconsiderateofothersinyourgroup;theymayneedyourhelp.Someimpaoorlytrained)horsesaredangerouswhenleftbehind.

    Don'tbeatarget!Believeitornot,horsesreallydolooklikeelkorsomeofthesehuntersfromthecity.Acclimateyourhorsetothesoundofgunfire.Weusefireworksinthecontrolled

    vironmentofourarenatoworkthisoutwiththehorse.Don'tlethimgo"visit"otherhorsesonhisown.Hehasajobtodo,andit'stosafelygetyoutoyo

    stination.Keepthehorsefocusedonthisjob.Weareverystrictaboutthebehaviorthatwewilltoleratewhiletrailriding.Wen'tletourhorsesvisitotherhorses,theycan'teatunlesswereleasethem,andweaskthemtowalkdownthetrailatthespee

    ctate.Youdon'tknowhowtheotherhorseswillreact.Wewereoutridingatnightwithagroupofabout20p

    dadoggotunderoneofthehorses.Thathorsestartedtobuckandtheridergothitinthestomachwiththesaddlehorn.Therhadtogetoff;shewashurtandwasshakenupsomuchthatshecouldn'tgetbackon.Ifyoudohavetobringyourdogalo

    akesurethatyouhaveitonaleash.

    .Youhaveprobablyheardthisbefore.Theideaistoleavethelandinthesameconditionasyoufoundit.Ideallyouldn'tbeabletotellthatyouandyourhorsehavebeenonthetrail.TheBureauofLandManagementhascreatedawebsitetliningtheLeaveNoTracephilosophyat:

    wgoalsinmylife;oneofthemisthatIdon'twanttoreadmynameinthelocalnewspaperashavingbeen"found"bytheseadrescueteam!

    -don'tcuttrails.Horsescandoalotofdamagetothelandinashortamountoftime.Ifyoucutatrailandsome

    efollowsyourtrail,prettysoonit'snotatrail-it'saroad.Thisscarsuptheland,ruinsthetrailandgetsthelandmanagemenreaucratsmad.Weashorsemenhavetodoourparttokeepthelandingoodcondition.Thisincludespuddles.Ifyounotice,

    eaaroundmudpuddlesorwatercrossingsalwaysseemtobemuchbiggerthantherestofthetrail.That'sfrompeoplewhocttheirhorsesthroughthepuddleandinsteadgosideways,aroundit,andoverit.Yourhorseshouldwalkrightthroughthemthepuddleifyouask.

    ayonthetrail

    aveNoTrace

    p://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/prog/wilderness/leavenotrace.html

    Askpermissiontorideacrossprivateproperty.

    Whengoingoutonatrailthatisunfamiliar,wemarkthetrailwithribbonorsurvey

    flaggingsothatwecanfindourwaybackoutifnecessary.

    Ifthere'sa"notrespassing"signorafence,there'sprobablyagoodreason.Mostranchersareprettygoodaboutallohorsementorideacrosstheirproperty.Thetimetofindoutifit'sOKtorideonsomeoneelsespropertyisbeforeyoumeetthemwhenthey'reangry.Ifyoucomacrossagateandyouopenit,youdarnedwellbettercloseit.Thisisthefastest

    knowoftoangerafarmerorrancher.Privatepropertyownerscanbeourbestfifwetreattheirpropertywithrespect.Don'truinitfortherestofus.

    Onthewayback,wepicktheribbonandpackitout.Havingbeenlostinthebackcountrybefore,Ican'tthowmanytimesthishassavedmefromanemergencycallonthecellphone.Ih

    Besafeand

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    RegistrationName____________________________________

    Address__________________________________City___________________State___Zip_________

    hone_(_____)____________________________

    #[email protected][email protected]$40.00each

    or$50.00forfamilymembership____PipeCorrals*@$5.00each

    TotalEnclosed

    Makecheckpayableto:RedwoodUnit,BCHCMailto:CampoutatCuneoCreek,P.O.Box21,Ferndale,Ca95536

    orregistrationswithmorethanoneperson,pleaselistthenamesoftheotherparticipantsonaseparatesheet.

    Pleasenote,thereareonly22corralsavailable. Theywillbereservedinafirstcome,firstservedbasis.Pleasecallvailability.

    TheRedwoodUnithasrentedthegroupcampgroundatCuneoCreekandweinviteyoutocomespendtheweekendwithus.

    IfyouhaveneverbeentoCuneoCreekcampground,youareinforarealtreat.ThecampgroundislocatedoffthMattoleRoad,eightmileswestoftheAvenueoftheGiants.Therearemanymilesoftrailriding,manyofwhicharpristineredwoodforest.Thecampgroundhasmanyamenities,includingBar-be-ques,firerings,picnictables,trea

    water,flushabletoiletsandcoin-ophotshowers.

    Joinusforthe

    Camp Out at CuneoCreek

    Cost:$20.00per personfor BCHCMembers.

    $40.00per personand$50.00per familyfor nonBCHCmembers(costincludesaoneyear

    membershiptotheRedwoodUnit.)

    Rideincludes:CampingfeeforCuneoCreekCampground

    forFridaynightandSaturdaynight.BBQChickenDinnerSaturdaynight.

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    $________$________

    $________

    $________

    Therideislimitedtothefirst65riders.Childrenundertheageof18

    Nodogsareallowedontheparktrails,dogsincampmustremainleashedatalltimes.

    ormoreinformationpleasecontact:

    mustbeaccompaniedbyaparentorguardian

    times.

    JacqueMurphy707-498-6648

    [email protected]

    EricaCanevari707-407-9591

    [email protected]

    Comeenjoyaweekendofhorsecampingandtrailriding,

    August28ththroughthe30th,2009.

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    StanshawWorkPartyOntheweekendofJuly3rd,4th,5th,2009theRedwoodUnitwillbehavingaworkpartyattheStanshawtrailhead.

    MortScott,ChipCannonandDarrelPolasekreturnedfromStanshawthisweekwithafullreportofwhatmaintenanceneedstobedone.TheFourthofJulyweekendworkparty

    willmainlyconcentrateonremovingdebrisfromthewaterpipeandcleaninguparoundittoenablemorewatertobecollected.WewillalsoworkwithmembersoftheForestServicetocleartrails.Thereare3milesoftrailsbetweenStanshawandTenBearsthatneedbrushingandcleaning.

    Pleasejoinus,wecamprightatthetrailhead,youmaybringatentorsleepinyourtrailer,whicheveryouprefer.Bringyourshovel,yourloppersandenjoyaweekendsurroundedbyfriendsandgorgeouswilderness.

    MortisalsoplaningmoretripstoStanshaw,callhimat707-839-2800ifyouareinterestedinanotherdate,orhavemorequestions.

    StanshawispartoftheUkonomforestandislocatedapproximately20milesoffHighway96betweenOrleansandHappyCamp.

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    DirectionstoStanshawTrailHead

    Arcata

    Directions:FromHighway299turnontoHighway96.ContinueonHighway96throughHoopa,WeitchpecandOrleans.OnceyoucrosstheSalmonRiverbridge,continuefor12milesonHighway96untilyoureach TiBarRoad andfollowthisroad,alsoknownas13N11.Thisroadispavednearlythewholeway,

    butissteep.AtthetopofthehilltakearightandfollowtheCampThreeRoad(15N17)intocamp(lessthanamile.)

    WillowCreek

    Weitchpec

    Orleans

    Hoopa

    BlueLake

    SalmonRiverBr

    TiBarRoad

    Highway96

    Highway299

    Highway101

    TheSixRiversNationalForestisacceptingpubliccommentsontheir TravelManagement/Off-HighwayVehicleRouteDesignationplan,dubbedthe18 rule. Theplansaysthatnovehiclewillbeabletoparkortravelmorehan18 fromtheroad. TheruleisaimedatOHVtravelers

    butalsoaffectsanyonetowingahorseormuletrailer.

    PleaseattendthepublicworkshoponMonday,June15th,rom6to8p.m.,andshareyourcomments. Theworkshop

    willbeheldattheSixRiversNationalForestSupervisor sofficeat1330BayshoreWay,Eureka,CA.

    Ifyoucannotattendpleasemailyourcommentsto:TravelMangement Team

    SixRiversNationalForest1330BayshoreWay

    Eureka,CA 95501

    orphone707-441-3520

    SixRiversForestPublicWorkshop

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    (ReservationdeadlineisJune15th,2009-NorefundsafterJune15th)Rideislimitedtofirst150riders.Onafirstcome,firstservedbasis.Formoreinformationpleasecontact

    DarrelPolasekat707-786-9637,(messagecanbeleftonHalf AssFlatmachine.)Orsendane-mailto [email protected]

    (Allridersundertheageof18mustbeaccompaniedbyaparentorlegalguardianatalltimes.)

    Cost: Adults$125per personChildren12andunder:$75per personNon-rider (mealsonly)$50per person

    Fridayaturday

    unday

    Half AssFlat T-ShirtaturdayNightEntertainment

    Rideincludes:

    DinnerContinentalBreakfastLunchTri-tipDinner

    BackCountryBreakfastLunch

    (Ridersonly)

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    SaturdayNightRaffleRaffleitemdonationsareappreciated

    Ifyouhaveanitemtodonatepleasebringitandturnitintothepersoninchargeatthe

    raffletable. Thankyou!

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    Membership:

    Name____________________________________Address__________________________________City___________________State___Zip_________Phone_(___)______________________________

    ______At$125perrider______Childrenat$75perrider______At$50perperson

    (Mealsonly,no T-shirt)______Additional T-shirts$15each

    ______XXL T-shirts$20eachNew/RenewalIndividual$40Family$50

    Makecheckpayableto:RedwoodUnit,BCHCMailto:Half AssFlatRide,POBox792,Ferndale,Ca95536

    Forregistrationswithmorethanoneperson,pleaselistthenamesofotherparticipantsonaseparatesheet.

    TotalEnclosed

    REDWOODUNITBackCountryHorsemen

    2009-17thANNUAL

    Ride with us!

    BringtheFamily

    June26th,27th,28th

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    NewMembership Application

    [email protected]

    Mailto:BackCountryHorsemenofCaliforniaP.O.Box1610Oakdale,CA 95361-1610

    ParentUnit Affiliation:

    Antelope Valley

    KernRiver Valley

    NorthBay

    Santa AnaRiver

    Borrego Valley

    KernSierra

    OhloneRiders

    Sequoia

    CaballerosDelSol

    Lake-Mendo

    RedshankRiders

    Shasta Trinity

    EasternSierra

    LosPadre

    SierraFreepacker

    Redwood

    GavilanPass

    Mid Valley

    SanDiego

    SutterButtes

    HighCountry

    MojaveRiver

    SanGorgonioPass

    TopoftheState

    HighSier

    MotherLo

    SanJoaquinS

    NewMembershipRenewal:DCTR#_______________GiftMembership

    Spouse/Co-membersName-MustsharesameaddresMembersName-Nobusinessnames,printclearly

    Address

    City,

    State ZipCode

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    ParentUnitMembership Types:CheckOnePlease

    Individual$40.00*Family$50.00*Benefactor$100.00Patron$250.00Mt. Whitney$500

    TotalEnclosed:$ CheckNo.:

    AssociateMemberships: Anadditional$15.00perunitaffiliationwillbeaddedtoyourParentUnitdues.AssociateMembershipUnit Affiliations beforthesameunitasyourParentUnit.maynot

    AssociateMembershipUnit:(Seeabovelist) $15.00/Unit

    *=BCHCsharesaportionofthesedueswithBackCountryHorsemenof America.

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