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2010 Activities

BCHC, Mid Valley Unit



Red Hills Ride and Turkey Feast, January 1, 2010

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We celebrated the New year with a bracing ride at Red Hills, near Chinese Camp, in Tuolumne County. Rudy Dezzani deep-fried a turkey.
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Inventory Day and Dutch Oven Potluck, February 20, 2010

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We got together to inventory and clean the unit's equipment, then had a magnificent Dutch Oven potluck.
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Competitive Trail Ride, Woodward Reservoir, April 3, 2010

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We took part in a competitive trail ride, sanctioned by the American Competitive Trail Horse Association, April 3, 2010 at Woodward Reservoir. A competitive trail ride sets typical trail obstacles in front of a horse and rider. They compete to see who can surmount the challenges the quickest.
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Spring Camp Out, Mother Lode Ranch, April 16 - 18, 2010

Child learning to lassoo Cowboy cooking with Dutch ovens

We had a fine time camping out at Don and Laurel Rumsey's Mother Lode Ranch in the spring of 2010. Classes, rides, children's activities, and wonderful Dutch oven dinners.
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Dutch Oven Group Potluck Meeting, May 2, 2010

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Our Dutch Oven group met in May. Young and old all enjoyed fine food and great conversation.
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Interface Recreation Area Ride, May 15, 2010

Three horsemen in a lush mountain meadow We rode through lush green meadows and lemon-yellow wildflowers in the Interface Recreation Area in Avery, Calaveras County in late spring - May 15, 2010. See a page of pictures (580 KB) and read the newsletter article.


Turlock High LNT and Packing Demo, May 21, 2010

Cowboy demo Mid Valley members Michael King, Dave Moser and Dennis Serpa spent the day demonstrating LNT (Leave No Trace) camping, wilderness ethics, basic packing techniques and dutch oven cooking to appreciative audiences in seven classes, for a total of 200+ students, at Turlock High on May 21, 2010. See a page of pictures (627 KB) and read the newsletter article.


Panoche Valley Pack Trip, May 22, 2010

Riding into the golden hills of California Mid Valley member Tony Moules rode and packed through the Coast Range from Delhi, in Stanislaus County, to the Panoche Valley, in San Benito County May 22 to May 25, 2010. See a page of pictures (420 KB) and read the newsletter article.


Dutch Oven Demo at Crescent Supply, June 26, 2010

Gentleman with a Dutch oven Pineapple and sausage appetizers

We demonstrated the fine art of gourmet Dutch oven cooking at Crescent Supply in Modesto on June 26, 2010. There is a LOT more you can do with a Dutch oven than hobo stew.

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Pine Valley General Meeting and Work Party July 4, 2010

Potluck table with cowboys We spent the 4th of July weekend at a general meeting and work party at the Pine Valley Horse Camp in Stanislaus National Forest. We had a potluck dinner every night. See two pages of pictures (620 KB each) and read the newsletter article.


Dutch Oven Demo at Copper Valley Trail Company, July 17, 2010

Dutch oven cooks We demonstrated Dutch oven cooking to an appreciative and amazed audience at the Copper Valley Trail Company Open House July 17, 2010. See a page of pictures (320 KB) and read the newsletter article.