Pack Goat Central

Full Version: Charlie Horse's 2018 Picture Thread
You're currently viewing a stripped down version of our content. View the full version with proper formatting.
Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
I love the area you live in! Such a varied and interesting landscape! Your goats are looking great!

I still think we should have a Rendy in the Swell!
No packs today since the goats are up the road working on a neighbor's weedy field.


Bacchus's glamor shot.


The like shade.


Found a new wash today behind the house.  It goes forever and is made of balancing boulders atop river-rock gravel.  Super awesome.


It was a 4 hour hike, and thankfully some clouds showed up.  Not long after I got back, I saw a downpour on the mountain and my mom called and said her windshield got broken by hail.  It was sunny and nice when I left so its lucky I took off when I did.
I had heard that the old timers who used to live in my house had found a coal seam up on the mountain.  The story goes that they mortgaged the house and sold everything to fund their coal mining venture.  I hear they got 1 or 2 truck loads of coal in the end, and it was a total disaster.  I think I found the road they made.  Its rough and impassable in some places, but had to be a tough trip even at the best of times.  I followed it up to where I thought their mine might have been, but found no sign of coal (there are coal seams in that cliff up high, but not where I was exploring). 


I did find their stone cabin.  It had a broken-apart wood stove, some old metal cans, and the remains of the metal roof laying around in the rocks.  I found some yellow tarp that is identical to some stuff that was part of my fruit cellar so I think it really was the 3 old bachelors that used to live here.  The joke is that their relatives got rich leasing land to the gravel pit / cement company, meaning the plain old rocks they drove over were where the real money was to be made, not the coal.  What a view they had from that cabin, though.  Wow.  I hear so many stories about those guys, I wish I could have met them.


This hike took place on the flat, sloping-up-to-the-cliffs ridges that look down into the wash I explored last week.  You can see the scary boulder-cliffs in the background. 


When the goats got near the edge of the boulder cliffs it freaked me out, since I absolutely do not trust the stability of round rocks packed in dry desert dirt.  It was only a 3 hour hike, but fun to explore places I hadn't ever gone before.  Finding some history was certainly rewarding.  I'll ask more about what the story was on that project.  Some of the elderly neighbors know all about it, and it'll be up to me to carry on the legend of Lloyd and Floyd and... I think it was Willard.  I know, you're thinking it should be Boyd, but I guarantee thats not it.
Awesome find! Thanks for telling the story!
Man, oh man, I hope we have the 2019 Rendy in the Swell! I drool every time I see your photos! I love the history of the area.
I totally second the "Rendy in the Swell" idea! Shade and water might be an issue, but what the heck. Surely folks can haul in enough water for one weekend, and we can tell them to bring awnings and umbrellas.
Shade tents for shade! I'd guess we're all pretty used to supplying our own water when we hit the trails.
Beautiful terrain, and beautiful goats! Cool history.
What a beautiful area! Is the dissbuded goat new?
Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7