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Fall Riding Opportunities in Washington – Rock Creek Horse Camp, Riverside State Park, and Les Hilde Trailhead

Photo by Patti Sanders Carmichael

Note: A decision on whether to hold the 2020 BCHW Winery and Halloween Costume & Prize Ride is being made on September 1, the same day this edition is released. Please visit bchw.org for the announcement of that decision.   Rock Creek Horse Camp on NE Dole Valley Road in Yacolt, …

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Alice Yancey and Angie Schutte – Goodbye, Dear Alice Yancey

Photo by Pat Leedy

NWHS Editor’s Note: Alice Yancey, a Whatcom County, Washington, horsewoman, volunteer, and trail rider extraordinaire passed away on June 7, 2020. I first met Alice many years ago (at least 25) when we were both members of the Bellingham Riding Club (BRC). Alice, along with long-time best friend and partner …

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In the Year of COVID Nothing is Sure – Back Country Horsemen of Washington Continue to Plan and Work

The last several months have heavily impacted BCHW. Rendezvous, the Great Gravel Pack-In, State Wide Work Party and Board of Director meetings were all canceled. So were all spring and early summer chapter fundraising events. Luckily, we had a very well attended leadership training for all the BCHW officers in …

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Slab Camp Bridge — Olympic National Forest – Failing Bridge Rebuilt with the Labor of Many

Photo by BCHW

Last August, the BCHW Peninsula Chapter completed the rebuild of a 35-foot stock bridge along the Slab Camp Trail #838 located in the east side of the Olympic National Forest. This project was the culmination of about two years of planning and work. There is no recorded history of the …

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John Wayne Virtual Ride and bridge repairs – BCHW legislative

Great American Rail Trail CleElum

Right now, the John Wayne Pioneer Wagons and Riders are crossing the state virtually on their community excursion from Easton to Idaho.   Each day they are reliving on Facebook the ride using pictures from the last year or two.   I’ve been part of some of these including a planned RTP …

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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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