Region 5 Trail Ride at Half Ass Mule Camp
What a wonderful weekend we had at Half Ass Mule Camp. The weather may have scared off some riders from attending the ride, and it may have been raining in other parts of
One of the reasons Wright Patman Lake area is my favorite place to ride is the only time you leave the canopy of trees is to cross the road to get to more trails or to ride on the shoreline of the lake. The camp is on the east side of
Saturday morning’s trail ride started at 10:00, and Jackie and Donna’s neighbor, Mr. Oliver Littlejohn, joined us. Oliver is such a sweet, funny, jokester, who is 86 years old, and is still riding. In fact, Donna, Salle, Roy, and Oliver made most of the equestrian trails at Wright Patman, and on several of the trails, he has added items of interest to them, such as the toll road and giant fake spider in a hollow tree that crosses the trail. If you get a chance to ride with him, be sure to ask him if there are any bears on the trails.
Salle was our trail boss for both Saturday’s rides. The morning ride we rode about 2 hours and returned to camp for lunch with a total of 7 miles. Joe who is recovering from surgery didn’t ride after lunch, so he had supper ready by the time we returned from the trails. I can’t believe we rode for an additional 12 miles, and we made it back to camp just in time for supper. Jackie went to town and brought back a cheese cake and some cookies for supper.
Our Sunday ride started at 9:30 and we rode to the lake. I posted about 40 pictures and two videos on Facebook.
To sum up our weekend, we had a great time visiting with old friends and we made new ones. The Mule Camp is open Wednesday thru Sunday, and they have a website http://www.halfassdmulecamp.com you can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for reservations.
By Phyllis & Joe Petronella