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LeBar Horse Camp Gets a Makover!

I would like to thank all those that made the LeBar work party successful and fun.   It was one of those planned events that could either have worked or not worked.   We had 44 yards of gravel being delivered to a locked gated campground in the mountains (LeBar) so it could have been a true disaster if everything didn’t happen like clockwork.   For example, … Read More LeBar Horse Camp Gets a Makover!

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May Day/Derby Day Work Party at Ichabod’s Bridge

We had a dry if not terribly sunny day on Saturday, although someone invited the mosquitoes to the party as well. Since the pandemic blew into our lives there have been solo and household work parties, and a couple of small gatherings to work at the Horse Park, but this was the first group work party I had hosted in over a year, and … Read More May Day/Derby Day Work Party at Ichabod’s Bridge

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Le Bar Horse Camp opens on May 27th!

It’s a strikingly beautiful camp with 13 sites – pull through and back in. There’s  no water in camp so you need to bring water for you and your stock. The trail meanders through giant firs with some views of the Skokomish River with a pleasant river lunch spot.  We need to use this camp otherwise we run the risk of closure or having … Read More Le Bar Horse Camp opens on May 27th!

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Work Party at the Horse Park

Thank you to the volunteers who came out to the horse park yesterday to cut scotch broom on the Mustang and Boundary Trails!!    We had 7 in attendance plus 2 horses and a dog.   All the targeted work was completed.   The trails are all opened, and we were able to park in the parking area (among the log decks).   Work, conversation, and riding – … Read More Work Party at the Horse Park

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GOOD NEWS!

LeBar Horse Camp Grant Progress We’re on schedule to replace 6-9 of the camp’s 13 high line cables as well as arranging for gravel delivery to improve the in-camp road. A work party will be forthcoming, likely April/May.

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Grant for LeBar Horse Camp

The Forest Service has reached out to us about our Title II Grant for LeBar, offering to just let the USFS acquire the gravel with the grant fund and have it moved to LeBar where we can spread it.   They will also purchase the highline cable if we tell them what we want.   This cuts out all of the grant administration work on our … Read More Grant for LeBar Horse Camp

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Don’t Forget to Renew Your Membership!!!

We Need You! It’s Easy To Do. Just go to https://form.jotform.com/202445892875164 and fill out the form. Be sure to scroll down and select your chapter, click the “Agree” button, then click the “Go To Payment Page” button.

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Buckhorn Range Chapter at LeBar Horse Camp for National Public Lands Day

By Juelie Dalzell, Buckhorn Range and Peninsula Chapters (article published in Trailhead News) National Public Land Day saw eight members of Buckhorn Range Chapter working hard to restore LeBar Horse Camp. This lovely camp had been closed all summer in part due to Covid-19 and in part due to USFS staff shortages. What interested our members was the fact we had to negotiate with … Read More Buckhorn Range Chapter at LeBar Horse Camp for National Public Lands Day

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Gold Creek Ford Approach Restored

Buckhorn and Peninsula Chapters of BCHW submitted for two projects in the northeast portion of the Olympic National Forest to be funded by the Title II distribution of the Secure Rural Schools Act.   Title II funds are spent to benefit the public’s use of the National Forest and includes road improvements on access roads, noxious weed treatments, youth crew employment, watershed enhancement, and recreation … Read More Gold Creek Ford Approach Restored

Summer Greetings!

The flowers are in their glory, evenings are pleasantly warm and our ponies love the morning sun. Unfortunately, we remain in a state of separation. Our August meeting is canceled as well as any work parties. This is our status until further notice. But, for your information, the Board has “Zoomed ” and we’re on schedule with a current grant and are going to … Read More Summer Greetings!

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Inclusion and Diversity

The Buckhorn Range Chapter (BRC) of the Back Country Horsemen of Washington (BCHW) hereby confirm that we welcome all people of any ethnic or racial background to be part of our organization. We do not discriminate in our chapter or in our organization as stated in the BCHW Anti-Discrimination and Harassment Policy, and expanded here with regards to the timely social discussions on racial … Read More Inclusion and Diversity

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“Virtual” Work Party

With COVID-19 safety precautions and restrictions imposed by the Governor’s office and a virtual National Trails Day being silenced nationally by the American Hiking Society to “suspend our promotion of National Trails Day® in solidarity with the ongoing protests across the country”, our Chapter had already decided to limit work parties to “Same-Household” groups and work individually on our favorite trails. In our household, … Read More “Virtual” Work Party