Feral kittens were too shy for the shelter to adopt out and luckily they went to a horse stables in Novato where they get love and have really come out of their shell! Marin Friends of Ferals can get shy barn cats for your safe backyard barn situation. Altered, vaccinated, microchipped. No adoption fee to a safe home. Great mousers!
Liam Shore does trail maintenance along the Heather Cutoff trail in Muir Beach. Shore was among a half-dozen Tamalpais High School freshmen to volunteer their time with Trail Partners Marin County on National Trails Day.
Curt and I just got home from delivering a new water trough to West Point Inn on Mt. Tam. We were met by Carl Sanders of MMWD who went over the placement of the new trough with us and his crew. The water trough box will be lined with sand and fitted with a float. The water trough will be kept in the same location across from the hitching rail. Speaking of the hitching rail; we discussed replacing the existing hitching rail and re-locating it so it is in a somewhat better place for horses. The new hitching rack will be in place in a week or two along with the installation of the water trough. The horse shoe pit is still a little close, but I think we can figure out how to avoid being pitched at if we ride up on an active game!
While visiting I also asked if it would be possible to overnight with horses at West Point Inn and the answer was yes! I have long envisioned a ride from Muir Beach along Redwood Creek to West Point Inn, then on to Samuel P Taylor Sate Park with and an overnight at Devil’s Gulch. Oh, the possibilities! Let’s make a point of riding that section of Mt. Tam. It’s important to make our presence felt!
Off to Paris!
Marin Nostalgia has a video that shows preparing for a 40 mile endurance ride on Mt. Tam in 1963.
From the Feature:
"Portrait" Trail Ride a special report from 1963 narrated by Craig Jordan featuring scenes from the Mt. Tamalpais Trail Ride in Marin County, California. "Portrait" is a special report about people and places in the Bay Area, presented courtesy of KRON-TV San Francisco in 1963. From the Archives at San Francisco State University.
“KRON-TV special report from 1963 narrated by Craig Jordan featuring scenes from the Mount Tamalpais Trail Ride in Marin County, California. Includes views of competitors preparing for the event, riding their horses, the awards ceremony and socializing afterwards. This film was written and produced by Larry Russell and directed by Dick Behrendt.” (from the SF Bay Area TV website.)
When you haul out to ride please do not rake manure or bedding out of trailers at facilities, staging areas or trail heads. All such items (including manure that is "deployed on site") and personal trash should be bagged and taken home unless disposal facilities are provided, in which case they may be used. This is a common courtesy that will be appreciated by those with whom we share our wonderful resources. Thank you and happy trails!