Tuesday AM we left Los Angeles, and headed north up I-5 to Auburn Fairgrounds, where Tevis ends. Uneventful drive up, got the bys settled in their stalls, and went to the hotel and checked in. The In N Out Burger is right next door! Yum, a burger for lunch, and then we headed back to the fairgrounds, and took the boys for a ride out to Hwy 49 crossing and back. This includes going over No Hands bridge. The trail is in really good shape. Some of the best I have seen it in this section. A few small branches that will hit us in the face as we ride through in the dark before the sun rises Sunday AM. The horses were all jacked up when we headed out, and it was like riding a rocket. Hank remembered the trail, knew all the turns on the way OUT, not just back in. Have no worries about both horses knowing the way for the whole trail Saturday, as long as they do not have any odd changes since we last rode it.
Today we will do another ride out and back, at a slow, easy pace, and maybe some more organizing of the trailer for our camping Friday night. But right now, the hotel rom sure is nice!!!