|Horseshoe Canyon Ranch
May 28 - 30, 2004
|Eric heard that there was some great climbing
in North-Central Arkansas that he had not tried yet. Well, naturally
this had to be remedied right away. The good news is that the
climbing area is owned by a guest ranch which has a very nice facility
with lots of activities to do besides climbing so I was happy to go
along on this particular climbing trip. It was truly beautiful there
and we had a great time.
The people there were all wonderful. We stayed busy but felt
relaxed at the same time. I imagine we will go back at least once or
twice a year. I want to extend our thanks to Mom & Dad for letting us stay with
them on our way over there, that sure helped to break up the drive for
|Check out this beautiful scenery||Eric nearly got emotional when he saw this bluff line|
A look down at the horse barn
|I got started right away on a trail ride early the first morning|
|Our cabin, it was perfect||Here I am on the porch of the lodge as we wait for lunch|
|After lunch Eric went back to climbing and I went swimming||Jason knew of a perfect little secluded swimming spot for us|
|Here's Jason now, demonstrating climbing with a water start||The crowd looks on in awe|
| My view as I laid down to read a book, pretty sweet isn't it?
||The trail to the swimming area went through a very neat area
surrounded by cane. It felt like walking in a private jungle.
That night we had a trail ride to a cookout of filet mignon and
|Angela preparing our steaks, Jason trying to look busy.|
|Everyone hanging out and visiting after we ate||The next day the horses had the day off. Here they are relaxing in the field.|
A closer view of the horses on the hillside.
|Eric relaxing in the lodge.|
While Eric took his after-breakfast nap, I went for a long walk.
This view looks back over the ranch from the opposite hillside
|Same relaxation, different viewpoint|
| A little pond near the tree swing with the ranch in the background.
||One more view of the ranch, with horses in the foreground.
It was misty that morning.
|Our friend Andrew Nixon came over for the day on Sunday.
Here Nixon and I are playing a round of Frisbee golf.
After that I went swimming in the pool while the boys went climbing.
|Late in the day the storm clouds rolled in and we got a doozy of a storm.
It was fun to sit on the porch and watch the power of the storm.
We drove home late that night amazed by how much we had done in 2 days. It was great fun, I recommend it to anyone.
|Here is a link to more information about the Horseshoe Canyon Ranch|