Posse Pursuits

The day dawned gray and drizzly, but a few riders braved the weather and headed for Joe Watt Canyon and the annual Ellensburg Rodeo Posse Poker/Prize Ride.  John L., Pat B., and Laurie H. were the only KVTR members that we were aware of.  By the time we arrived, it had stopped raining; by the time we hit the trail, the sun was peeking through; by the time we got back to the trailhead, it was a fairly pleasant day (if it had been April…).  With maybe a hundred riders total, it was a mellow and relaxed ride, with no wait to draw your numbers at the checkpoints.

Starting out across the front of the ridge, with the Kittitas Valley off to our left.
Heading out from checkpoint 3.
The snow-capped Stuarts in the distance. This is June?!?
Checkpoint 4--the Old Homestead. Can you smell the lilacs?
We made it!

Keep your ears open for this week’s mid-week ride.  Rumor has it we may head up the Coal Miners Trail for lunch at the Old #3.

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