For the most part it is to darn hot in the summer to conduct competitive trail rides in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas. However once the weather cools off a bit CTR season starts up again. For Mike Collins and me this season started at a new venue, Robbers Cave State Park in Oklahoma. And what a start it was.
It had rained the week before but it cleared up by ride time leaving us with beautiful weather and just enough fog Sunday morning to make the photos interesting. The park is beautiful and I am definitely going back to hike and explore further. The riders and event staff were in great spirits. All combined it made for a great weekend of photography but it felt much like a big family reunion.
The ride benefited the HUGS project whose mission is to send packages of ‘goodies’ to our service men and women overseas. A way to say Thank You with some things they can’t get in the boondocks where they are stationed. The riders and staff filled 45 boxes that will soon be in the hands of those who are on the front lines.
Great location, good weather, friendly people and a good cause. Boy I love this job!