The Horse and Mule Trail Riders in the 805 MeetUp took a lovely stroll, starting at the Live Oak Campground access to the trails around Lake Cachuma.
We were out for 2.5 hours and covered 5.44 miles. The day was bright and sunny, the animals were all happy to be out and about, and a good time was had by all.
Access to this wonderful resource costs $10 a day, or normal citizens $100 a year, us old ladies $50 a year, and they've recently dropped the annual pass fee for veterans to only $10!
I started the MeetUp because I like to ride with people,
but truth be told
I'm never alone
when I'm with Tobe Mule!
So I chose it as the back drop to take portraits of the people who turned out for this ride.
And then there was the small herd of cows that saw us and looked like they wanted to be told where to go.
We abdicated any responsibility for their movements and slowly they shuffled off.
A lot of the oak trees are struggling after so many years of little rain. Some are making a come-back, some are gone.
As William Blake said:
"Great things are done when humans and mountains meet."
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