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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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Join BCHW! BCHW Matters to All Who Enjoy Trails

By Lori Lennox   Wanted: People who care about riding their horses and mules on public trails! Numbers matter when Back Country Horsemen of Washington (BCHW) representatives talk with land managers and elected officials about funding and trail access for stock. We need you to join and be one of …

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BCHA Tahoe National Forest Lawsuit

    Tahoe National Forest Authorization of Electric Bikes on 132 Miles of Non-Motorized Trails All BCHW members recently received an email letter from BCHA National Chairman Darrell Wallace: BCHW members should please review the letter in its entirety. Should you or your chapter receive any inquiries from the press/media …

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BCHW: What Are You Missing?

Trail Work Brings New Friends, Beautiful Country, and Satisfaction   From Jason Ridlon, BCHW State Special Project Coordinator/VP I would like to share three incredible work events I was involved in. BCHW held its annual State Wide Work Party (SWWP) in Southeast Washington. Forty-plus miles of trails were cleared and …

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BCHW – Q&A: What’s a Winery Ride?

A Weekend of Horses, Riding, Friends, and Wine! By Lori Lennox   What is a winery ride? It’s a weekend of horses (and mules), wine, prizes, friends, costumes (optional), more wine, riding, camping, dinner and entertainment – with wine! Who puts it on? The Back Country Horsemen of Washington. This is the …

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