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Celebrating Greenhorn

The paint is in the Paintbrush ©Jeffrey H. Lubeck – MESH Art LLC – all rights reserved.

Greenhorn Gulch is a remarkable place.  It is the recreational playground of the Wood River Valley for locals.  Walking, hiking, running, mountain biking and horse riding is conducted virtually every day by people of all skills.  The exceptional variety of terrain and level of difficulty offered by Greenhorn is like few other spots.

From its Trail-head Greenhorn offers a spoke wheel with connector of tail and trail-less opportunities involving up to 34 miles and 6,200 vertical feet of travel.  With creeks in each basin water for your four-legged friend is not an issue. Areas of heavy timber, aspens, native grass, and sage brush intertwine to offer protection from or exposure to the sun.

This past week I decided to cover the 8 mile loop of Greenhorn – Lodgepole – Cow Creek Connector and Cow Creek.

Linda, Sage of the Wood River Valley (dog), Willow of the Wood River Valley (dog) and I completed the route in the early morning – starting just after sunrise.

A few days later Sage of the Wood river Valley (dog), Willow of the Wood River Valley (dog) and I completed the rout in the late afternoon.

Heading back home as the sun ends its day. © Jeffrey H. Lubeck – MESH Art LLC – all rights reserved.

Greenhorn – Lodgepole – Cow Creek Connector – Cow Creek Loop.  8 miles 1,434 vertical feet total.

Purple and Gold.

Mahoney Butte from the Cow Creek Connector Trail

The Golden Sphere.

Paintbrush with Sage Brush (dog) Willow (dog) assisting.

Larks Croft Sage of the Wood River Valley (top) and Larks Croft Willow of the Wood River Valley.

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