Dave, Marti, and Tick photo credit: Lida Pinkham
So gather we did and we had a pretty good little group ready to find some plates (stations). The warm up was at the house. Dave gave a primer on the use of the compass, the map, the clues, to and from, and we all booted up, shoved on hats and gloves (that snow and ice thing) and headed outdoors.
We going to woods? Are we? Are we?
The newbies all had their maps in hand, compass ready, and Tick, he was ready too.
Woops! No red in the shed....
Stations were set up around the yard to break folks in on the use of their compass and also to illustrate how ridiculously challenging it can be to find something that is staring right out at you.
Plate? What plate? And yes that tree "is" that big.
Well look there, another one! Easy right?
Our ride awaits! Of which was pulled by the ranger and was a quite the fun adventure!
Dave did the driving, Marti rode shotgun, and the rest of us piled into the "chariot of fire". Ever gone fast in a wagon in the snow? Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
Look there's one!!!
We found a couple stations out in the woods, and then we all warmed up by the wood stove, and filled up on bowls of chili, cornbread, slaw, cookies and other yummy things. Once we determined we'd thawed to room temperature we did what any CMO'er worth his salt would do ---we suited up, and went back out to find some more ☺ A big thank you to Dave & Marti Caldwell for opening up their home and hearts to newbies in the sport ♥ It was a very fun day.
Stay tuned for the upcoming Two Horse Tango and also a CMO upcoming at Midwest Trail rides here in southern / southeastern Indiana. Come on out, and ride!
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