After we set up camp and had a snack we went for a walk on one of the trails towards the lake. The trail of course got steep and I said "Why are we walking? We brought horses for this? I ain't walking up no stinkin hill." Nobody else wanted to walk either but we all have ADD apparently and got distracted by different wild flowers and "Oh look at the view" and before we knew it we had gone up the hill, cross country through these white club looking flowers. HAHA!
Big Lake has a really nice campground for tents and travel trailers. If you go down the dirt roads you find places to camp with a horse. Dry camps, bring your own water and haul out your horsey poo. There was a sailboat on the lake and it was a very peaceful and beautiful spot.
Molly was happy to cool off.
We strolled back along the trail, planned a little ride and saddled up. We made a nice loop using ATV trails and hooked into the Pacific Crest Trail, down the Old Santiam Wagon Road then on to Big Lake.
We rode on the Old Santiam Wagon Road
Pacific Crest Trail
Then it was back to our campsite for dinner and refreshments :)