Fall Fest Trail Ride and Harvest Lunch
Bayside Church Equestrian Connection invites you and your friends to attend a beautiful fall ride at the Spenceville Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, October 22nd.
Ride will begin promptly at 10am.
Meet at the Horse Staging area.
Bring your favorite ‘Fall’ potluck dish to share after the ride at Muriel McKenzie’s.
Stalls and paddocks available for the horses to relax in. Non-Riders also welcome to meet @ Muriel’s. Potluck to begin around 3PM
8395 McCourtney Rd. Lincoln
Spenceville Wildlife Area is more than 11,000 acres to explore on horseback. Trails go through streams, over wide fields of oak woodlands, past historical remnants of Army practice maneuvers during World War II, through fields of wildflowers in Spring, past Nisenan and Maidu grinding rocks, and even to Fairy Falls, a beautiful 45-foot waterfall. From some high ridges, on a clear day you can see the Sutter Buttes. Spenceville is also a birdwatcher’s destination, with 175 species observed within its borders.
Horses can drink from the stream at various points, but there are no facilities for people, no tie rails, picnic benches or bathrooms.
DIRECTIONS:: Spenceville is easier to find now that there are street signs here and there, but watch your odometer. >From Loomis, take Sierra College Blvd. to Hwy 193. Turn left, then >turn right onto East St (east of Hwy 65, opposite the huge pale green tank in Lincoln operational yard), then turn right on 12th St. Next turn left on McCourtney (it’s called Harrison on the right). Continue 45 minutes on McCourtney to the metal bridge over the dam; go right at the Y onto Blackford/Camp Far West Road. Pass the Camp Far West entrance, proceeding on the dirt road. It is now well-graded, but dusty in summer. Start watching the odometer here. At 3 mi., go left at the “T.” (This is about 1 hour so far.) Now you’re on Long Ravine Road. At 5.5 mi., turn right onto
Spenceville Road--you’ll see an old “kiosk” on the far side of the road. At 7 mi., after you cross a little bridge, you will see a big open field on the left, with a gate. Pull right in. The riding trails begin on the far side of the parking field, through the stream.
For questions please email Julie Schmitz or Muriel McKenzie
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Bayside Adventure Sports
If you are looking for adventure, scenery, a place to connect with others who love to be outdoors, or some much needed R&R (rides & relaxation), we would love to show you around the amazing natural treasures of Northern California and beyond! Since 1998 Bayside Adventure Sports has been offering single and multi-day experiences for all ages and all levels. From multi-day dirt bike rides and camping in the Nevada desert to peaceful kayaking in the mountain lakes of the Sierra. From the rugged top of Mt. Shasta to the Indian Sandstone of Moab, Utah. Some trips are for beginners, some are reserved for those who have honed their skills. This year over a thousand men, women, and children will participate in the making of lifetime memories through Bayside Adventure Sports, Inc. Leading them is a team of experienced volunteers who are playing in their passion and serving with sincerity. Their church is Bayside, their playground is God's creation. Join us, because life's supposed to be an adventure!