Length: 12.8 miles
Duration: 6 hours
Difficulty: Moderate. Trails largely roads with steady, steep climbs, several water crossings and high altitude vistas.
Altitude gain: 1300 ft
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And very nice to be in the shade on a hot summer day. We did a very long ride but none of us were especially tired out, and it gave the animals a chance to get used to the altitude. Tobe went from zero elevation, seaside, to 5,000 feet and didn't bat an eye. This meant we didn't battle physical problems, and could concentrate fully on the principles Jerry wanted us to be studying and working with our animals on.