Welcome

to Mountain Man Back Country Horsemen

   

 

   

State Rendezvous

August 5-7, 2016

Turpin Meadows, Jackson, WY

   

 

   

WBCH State Meeting

April 9, 2016 - 10:00 am

Thermopolis - Days Inn

   

 

   

BCHA Nat'l. Board Mtg.

April 21-23, 2016

Las Vegas, NV

   

 

Mountain Man Back Country Horsemen

 

About Us

 

 

Meetings

Our club meets at 5:30 pm on the first Monday of each month at the Public Health Office in Pinedale, WY.  Our yearly membership dues are $30 for an individual and $40 for a family.

 

History

Formed in 2008, our chapter currently has about 40 members.

 

Projects

We repaired a bridge across the Green River at the outlet from the Green River Lakes in the summer of 2008.

 

In May 2009, a two-day hands-on packing clinic was held by USDA Forest Service personnel Brad Bence and Gary Hayward.  The first day was basic packing information, while the second day covered more advanced techniques.  Proper saddle and tack fit, high-lining and hobbling, hitches and safety as well as "Leave No Trace" were all reviewed.

 

In June 2009, members built a new corral at the trailhead to Scab Creek, southeast of Boulder, WY.  They also helped clear a new trail for horsemen to utilize in the same area.  In July 2009, we rode in the Rendezvous Parade in Pinedale.

 

In August 2009, we did trail work on the Green River Lakes trail above the Green River Lakes.  Members rode their horses about five miles in and built a turnpike trail across a boggy area.  They cut trees with crosscut saws, carried the trees to the trail site and laid them across the trail with about three feet of space between them.  Then they filled the space with dirt, making it much easier for both horsemen and hikers to traverse.  The day was followed by a barbecue at the Green River Lakes campground.

 

In 2012, we adopted 35 miles of the Continental Divide Trail in the Wind River Range, which we maintain and help with signage on an ongoing basis.

 

We have worked with the Forest Service on a major maintenance project on the Scab Creek Trail in the Wind River Range.  This included blasting out and reconstructing the trail tread, building water drainage structures and removing hazardous trees adjacent to the trail.  Work continues on this project as we continue to meet with the BLM to build one to three more pipe corrals at the trailhead.

 

Trail Rides