Backcountry Horsemen of California

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Mid Valley Unit




Mid Valley Unit logo Backcountry Horsemen of California is a non-profit organization dedicated to conserving backcountry wilderness, protecting stock users' historic use of the wilderness and educating the public about gentle, "Leave No Trace" wilderness use. We are a 501(c)3 organization, which means donations to BCHC Mid Valley are tax-deductible. The Mid Valley Unit is based in Modesto. See our Links page for our neighbors and the state web site.

Here's what we'll be doing in the next few months. See our Activities page for pictures of recent activities.

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Attention Youth between the ages of 9-14! We're holding the Mid Valley Youth Horse Camp June 24 - 26, 2016, but you have to apply well before then. Here's the informational letter and application. (PDF) Applications are due by May 1, 2016. They can be e-mailed or postal mailed to Karen Lopes. (Address on application.) Hope to see you there!

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2017 Lucky Calendars
Show your support for Backcountry Horsemen and get your 2017 calendars now! If you have any questions, contact Kathy Zumbrunn at 209-765-4923 or runningzranch@gmail.com.

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Saturday, May 14, 2016: Peoria Flats Ride
Meetup at 10:00 a.m. Bring your lunch to eat at the trailhead after the ride. There will be a cool treat for dessert.
Note the location change; it had been Crabtree. Contact: Claudia Parrish (209) 312-9567, midvalleybch@gmail.com.

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Saturday, May 21, 2016: Camp Host Training
Summit Ranger Station
Contact: Karen Lopes, (209) 756-5534, klopes@muhsd.org.

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June 3-5, 2016 (Fri - Sun): Pine Valley Work Projec
Contacts:
Roger Rummerfield, (209) 996-9449 roger_rummerfield@yahoo.com,
Carl Perry, (209) 632-9100, hayloftpigeon@aol.com.

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June 10-12, 2016 (Fri - Sun): Clark Fork Work Project (Phase 1)
Contact: Karen Lopes, (209) 756-5534, klopes@muhsd.org.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016: Mid Valley Unit Board Meeting
6:30 PM, Perko’s, 2120 Patterson Road, Riverbank

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June 17-19, 2016 (Fri - Sun): Clark Fork Work Project (Phase 2)
Contact: Karen Lopes, (209) 756-5534, klopes@muhsd.org.

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Saturday, June 18, 2016: Leave No Trace, Dutch oven and packing demonstrations,
Pine Mountain Lake
Contact: Jeanna Santalucia (209) 768-3129 santaluciaj@juno.com.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016: Novice Packer Practice
Diamond Bar Arena, Ceres, 6:00 p.m.
This is a prep session for the Novice Packing trip this summer. Complete details on page 2 of the May Newsletter (PDF, 1.4 MB)
Contacts:
Karen Lopes, (209) 756-5534, klopes@muhsd.org
Doug Dollarhide (209) 605-2403, bootsandspur@att.net

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June 24-26, 2016 (Fri - Sun): Mid Valley Youth Horse Camp
Kerrick Corrals
Contact: Karen Lopes, (209) 756-5534, klopes@muhsd.org.

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June 24-26, 2016 (Fri - Sun): Clark Fork Ride and Campout
Contact: Jim and Chris Westmoreland (209) 815-3125, jimwestmorelandsem@gmail.com.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016: Mid Valley Unit Board Meeting
6:30 PM, Perko’s, 2120 Patterson Road, Riverbank

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July 21-25, 2016 (Thu - Mon): Kennedy Meadows General Meeting
Come up for the whole experience or when you can. We will have a potluck on Saturday evening and more than likely a potluck for breakfast Sunday morning.
Contact: Stephanie Stott, (209) 402-4417

Looking ahead . . .

August 19 – 21: Pine Valley Campout and Ride.
Hosted by Vicki Morales.

September 16 – 18: Point Reyes Campout and Ride.
Hosted by Bob Cooper.

October 29 – 30: Dinosaur Point Halloween Campout and Ride.
Hosted by Jerrie Thomas and Larry Souza.

November 26: Gateway Park Thanksgiving Ride.
Host TBD.

December 11: Columbia Equestrian Christmas Parade.
Hosted by Carol Jo Hargreaves and Doug Dollarhide.

For information on these, contact
Jerrie Thomas, (209) 985-4502, jerriebob@yahoo.com
Claudia Parrish, (209) 312-9567, midvalleybch@gmail.com.



Backcountry Horsemen of California - Mid Valley Unit
PO Box 1709
Modesto CA 95353-1709

Questions about the Mid Valley Unit? Ask Dennise Davis,
Questions about the web site? Ask Ted Pack,

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