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2008 Activities

BCHC Mid Valley Unit



General meeting and ride, Coyote Springs Ranch in Cathey's Valley, April 25-27, 2008


Group photo on horseback Group photo on horseback

Photos by Jerrie Ann Thomas.
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LNT and Packing Class at MJC, May, 2008.


Man demonstrating with a pack mule Pecan-crusted dessert in a Dutch oven

May 29, 2008 saw the completion of the Packing, Gentle Use, Wilderness Ethics, and Leave No Trace class presented by Mid Valley BCH members Sandy Newsome and Dave Moser through Modesto Junior College.
Photos by Kathleen Zumbrunn And Michael King.
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Work day at Pine Valley Horse Camp, June 21-22, 2008.


Four people installing a BBQ unit Crew building a picnic table

We refurbished the camp.
Photos by Kathleen Zumbrunn.
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Pacific Crest Trail Crew Pack out, July 20, 2008.


We retrieved the equipment of a Pacific Crest Trail crew that had been working north of Ebbetts pass.
Photos by Michael King.
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Horse and Mule Pack Clinics, July 26 - 27, 2008.


On Saturday, July 26 and Sunday, July 27, 2008 the Mid Valley Unit of Backcountry Horsemen of California hosted horse and mule pack clinics for 4-H youth at the Stanislaus County Fair.
Photos by Kathy Zumbrunn.
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Work Party at Camp Yellow Hammer, August 1 - 3, 2008.


Two men shingling a barn Group photo in front of a barn

We helped refurbish historic Camp Yellow Hammer.
Photos by Carl Perry.
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Work Party at Huckleberry Lake, August 17-20, 2008.


Gem-like lake in the mountains Two men using a huge cross-cut saw

We cleared obstacles from 20 miles of wilderness trail.
Photos by Michael King.
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Wild Link Project, September 12 - 14, 2008.


The Mid Valley Unit of BCHC, U.S. Forest Service, Yosemite Wild Link program, and Turlock High School Wild Link program combined forces to take a group of THS stuents into the wilderness to learn how to monitor a camp site and introduce them to the "Leave No Trace" camping philosophy.
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Horse Health Day, October 4, 2008.


We showed off our skills and our unit's activities at the Turlock Feed Horse Health Day.
Photos courtesy of Kathy Zumbrunn.
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Fall Playday at Double N Ranch, October 18, 2008.


Lady racing on horseback Man on muleback

Photos by Elton Fanter and Michael King.
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Columbia State Park Christmas Parade, December 14, 2008.


Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus and a mule Lady in jeans cleaning up after horses.

We rode in the parade.
Photos by Kathleen Zumbrunn.
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Christmas Party, December 20, 2008.


Man and woman at Christmas Party Christmas party decoration Man and woman at Christmas Party

Our annual meeting and Christmas party.
Photos by Kathleen Zumbrunn.
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