Backcountry Horsemen of California

BCHC Logo, by E. Morris

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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Saturday, December 6, 2014: Christmas Party and General Meeting
5:30 pm, Gladys Lemmons Senior Community Center
450 East A Street, Oakdale
Contact: Tina MacLauchlan (209) 920-4351

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014: Mid Valley Unit Board Meeting
Note Change!!
6:30 PM, Perko’s, 2120 Patterson Road, Riverbank
Contact: Carl Perry (209) 632-9100

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Sunday, December 14, 2014: Columbia All Equestrian Christmas Parade
Columbia State Historic Park, Columbia
Contact: Cathy and Doug Dollarhide, (209) 838-7630 or

Read the Invitation as a PDF File (780 KB, really pretty) or Text File (3 KB, plain as a mud fence).
Fill out an entry form; PDF File (25 KB) or Text File (3 KB).
Fill out a release form, too; PDF File (30 KB) or Text File (4 KB).
Traffic Map (JPG, 1.2 MB)
You must be a member to ride with us. Our Membership Page gives you two ways to join; on-line, with PayPal, or a form you can fill out and mail with a check.

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Thursday, January 1, 2015: New Year’s Day Ride and Potluck at Red Hills.
 • Arrive at your convenience
 • Ride on any trails you wish
 • Potluck Lunch will be at 1:00 pm
 • We need 6 small butterball turkeys (less than 10 lbs) for Rudy to cook
 • If you don't want to cook a potluck dish, bring a turkey
 • We also could use a couple gallons of peanut oil
 • Call Rudy (209) 345-8571 so that we have enough (but not too many) turkeys or gallons of oil
 • We also need Dutch Meals and Dutch Oven Desserts. They are always in demand.
 • Since this is a BCH event, you must be a member, but membership applications will be there, so you can join at the event.
 • Leave at your pleasure.

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015: Mid Valley Unit Board Meeting
6:30 PM, Perko’s, 2120 Patterson Road, Riverbank
Contact: Carl Perry (209) 632-9100

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,

  Visits since November 15, 2008.
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