National Trails Day

Photo provided by BCHW

Back Country Horsemen of Washington hopes this letter finds you doing well.  As we all know, COVID-19 restrictions have impacted BCHW’s ability to hold meetings.  I assure you our great officers and chairs are still working to keep our organization on a solid path to fulfill our Mission Statement in …

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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 but also are available on BCHW’s updated website 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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BCHW Rendezvous 2020 Cancelled Due to Coronavirus

From BCHW President regarding cancellation of Rendezvous 2020: After a lot of discussion and thought with those involved in the preparation for Rendezvous, we have made the difficult decision to cancel Rendezvous 2020 for the first time in our history. Kittitas County declared a State of Emergency last week after …

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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 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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