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Skagit BCHW Plans Fundraisers – Good Times Ahead at Les Hilde Trailhead in Skagit County

2019 used tack sale. Photo by Marilyn Pineda.

This spring has been difficult for people who are anxious to get out and enjoy the recreational lands of our beautiful Washington State. We can, however, look forward to better days in the near future, and Back Country Horsemen of Washington (BCHW) continues to move forward in their efforts to …

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GiveBig May 5/6 & BCHW Auction May 3-11

On behalf of BCHW, we are truly excited to share with you the below opportunities to donate to BCHW.  These will be posted on BCHW’s Facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/pg/public.bchw/posts/?ref=page_internal but also are available on BCHW’s updated website    https://www.bchw.org/ GiveBIG May 5/6:  GiveBIG is an online giving event (watch BCHW Facebook …

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The Methow Valley – A Treasure Trove of Trails

Photo courtesy Jan Ford/Methow Valley BCHW

There are numerous trails for equestrians in the Methow Valley watershed. They range from back country rugged mountain trails (in or out of the wilderness) to more accessible and level front country trails lower down in the valleys of the Methow River and its tributaries. Equestrians and other trail users …

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UP FOR AUCTION to Benefit BCHW – “Come Ride Our Part of the State”

Skagit Chapter originally intended to donate this Event as a Silent Auction Item at the BCHW Rendezvous   EVENT UP FOR AUCTION to benefit BCHW: “Come Ride Our Part of the State”   DEADLINE for final bidding is 8:00 P.M. on APRIL 15, 2020. You do NOT need to be …

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Be Prepared Before Heading Out – Rendezvous Offers Educational Opportunities

Learn the crosscut saw and much more at Rendezvous. Photo by Jum Thode.

It’s time to start planning your riding adventures for this year! The BCHW calendar of chapter-sponsored events is being updated almost weekly. For a full list go to www.bchw.org and click on Upcoming Activities. There is a list of state events at the top of the page: Leave No Trace …

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Plans in Place for 2020 Trail Work – Exciting Projects in Northwest and Southwest Washington

Damaged puncheon will be replaced in the Mount Baker/Snoqualmie National Forest. Photo by Rob DeBoer, Skagit Chapter

Back Country Horsemen chapters and members already have plans for a variety of projects this coming season. Here are two of them: one is saving established trails, the other is creating new trails. More help for each would be very much appreciated! Trails in our National Forests have been undermaintained for …

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Black Pine Horse Camp – The Work Continues!

Photo by Jason Ridlon

This past fall, Back Country Horsemen of Washington members started and completed a major job—the Icicle Creek Bridge project. This was a huge feat considering it was planned and accomplished all within one month. And to make it even harder, the work was done in dicey weather. The bridge is …

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