Beautiful and heritage-rich Bitterroot Valley

southview.jpgWe were able to tour some amazing country on our scouting trip for this year’s Chief Joseph Trail Ride. The Bitterroot Valley of Montana has long been one of my favorite places to visit, so it’s especially enjoyable to come back for a closer look at some of the less crowded parts of the area. This view is looking south from the “hills” above Stevensville.

In earlier posts I’ve issued an invitation for you to consider joining us on the 2008 CJTR. Though not an “extremely” rigorous trail this year, both you and your horse are advised to plan ahead and submit to some conditioning. Any time mountains are involved, there are laws of nature that say you will have plenty of uphill portions as well as the easier downhill stuff.

The ride starts at Lolo Hot Springs, offers some high country scenery, crosses the Bitterroot River and takes you through the foothills and mountains where the Nez Perce and those Lewis and Clark fellows traveled. You’ll get a feel for the history of the area and you’ll enjoy the comradeship of other Appaloosa enthusiasts. Check out details about the ride and find an application form by visiting the trail section of See you in July!

Categories: Trail/Distance

1 Comment

  1. Jim Said,

    August 14, 2008 @ 3:52 pm

    What happen to the History lesson on the 08 ride? Have had history of each ride segment for 42 years! This section had several high lights! Check out George H’s book for what took place “CJT R Twice”

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