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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May 1 - May 17, 2015: Scholarship Opportunity:
Back Country Horsemen of America and Bob Marshall Wilderness Outfitters will give someone 18 - 26 years old 5 days and 4 nights in the Bob Marshall Wilderness in Montana, learning traditional equine packing skills, Leave No Trace camping principles and exploring the "Bob." Applications due May 18.
Complete details.

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Sunday, May 9, 2015: Mother Lode Round-Up Parade
Meet at 6:30 am. in the upper parking lot at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds. Take the 49 exit to Sonora (the one before Lime Kiln Road) and proceed up Stockton Road to the Fairgrounds, which will be on your right. Picnic following.
Questions: Barbara Savery, (209) 536-9362.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015: Mid Valley Unit Board Meeting
6:30 PM, Perko’s, 2120 Patterson Road, Riverbank
Contact: Carl Perry (209) 632-9100

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May 16 - 17, 2015 (Sat-Sun): Leave No Trace Trainer course
Pinecrest Community Center, Pinecrest
Contact: Dave Moser, (209) 404-1372 or
Karen Lopes, (209) 756-5534
Complete details in the April newsletter (PDF, 2MB)

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015: Mid Valley Unit Board Meeting
6:30 PM, Perko’s, 2120 Patterson Road, Riverbank
Contact: Carl Perry (209) 632-9100

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June 12 - 14, 2015 (Fri - Sun): Point Reyes Ride and Campout
Cancelled
Contact: Claudia Parrish (209) 312-9567

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June 19 - 22, 2015 (Fri - Mon): Clark Fork Trail Clearing
(TENTATIVE) Watch for details in the May newsletter.

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June 26 - 28, 2015 (Fri - Sun): Third Annual MV Youth Horse Camp
Open to youth 9 - 17. Kerrick Corrals, Stanisaus National Forest
Cost: $50 (BCHC members) $110 (non-members)
Application form (PDF, 244 KB)

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Saturday, June 27, 2015: Back Country Adventure Days
Pine Mountain Lake Equestrian Center in Groveland

A joint effort to educate the public.
Contact: Jeanna Santalucia, (209) 962-86672
Complete details on our Rides page.



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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