Saturday, May 3, 2008

BLOOMIN' Pahcoon Springs

Mataqua is a hamlet inhabited by a couple of off-the-grid families, tucked down in Utah's SouthWest corner. During the flood in January, 2005, the Santa Clara River wiped out all the bridges and crossings that serviced Mataqua and her nearest neighbor, the town of Gunlock. During the flood's peak, the only way into either place was by helicopter. The re-routed dirt road to Mataqua now runs through a corner of the Shivwits Indian Reservation before meeting up with its original course near Pahcoon Springs.

Today was the Back Country Horsemen's SouthWest Chapter monthly ride. We parked at Pahcoon Springs and spent part of the day enjoying the desert at its finest. The view through Rusty's Buckhorn sights was a breathtaking splash of color that only nature could reproduce. The photos that follow don't do justice to what we witnessed, but I did the best I could with the camera in my right hand and a fistfull of ASS in the other:

1 comment:

Tamster said...

Looks like y'all had fun!
Cute pic of Preston w/Kailee! What, you don't have Preston riding alone yet? Why so slow, Paul? Geesh! ;-) (Actually, he looked pretty natural there with her.)
Thanks for sharing! :-)