Posts Tagged ‘Trail’

Jul 22 2019

TrackRock Stable (Blairsville, GA)

We specifically picked Trackrock Campground as one of the places to stay so we could go to their stables.  Our girls love horses.  When we booked our campsite we also booked a 2 hour trail ride. They have about 65 horses on the ranch, 45 are owned by Trackrock and the other 20 are ones that people are boarding at their location.

The horses each had their own individual personalities. The trail was a little tight and steep in some places (bushes would brush up against you) and my horse, Tango, enjoyed bouncing from tree to tree.  They had a lot of different trails you could ride on depending on the weather and wildlife in the area. There were bear tracks on one section of the trail and our horses were a little skittish in that area so we took another path.

We had 9 guests and 2 guides on our trail ride. We walked, trotted, and cantered with our horses. The trail went through the woods, meadows, streams and more. It was a hot day, but the majority of the ride was in the shade. At one point it started raining, however, it didn’t last very long so we didn’t get too wet.  The horses were well trained yet had a lot of spunk.  Thankful for the opportunity to go for our ride at Trackrock Stables.  The kids LOVED it!

Karlie riding Chef

Jake on Carlos and Brina on Felipe

Enjoying the trail ride!

Our crew in one of the meadows.

Are we having fun yet!?

Trackrock Stables

Sep 27 2014

Travel & Vacation: Red Rocks Overlook Trail & Amphitheater

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My cousin Renelle and her husband Eric took the girls and I to see the Red Rocks!

While we were in Colorado a few weeks ago we got to go for a hike up the Red Rocks Overlook and check out their Amphitheater!    The red rocks were huge, beautiful boulders on the side of the mountain.  It would have been neat to see them right after a rain storm, they probably look gorgeous!  In the Red Rocks Amphitheater they hold many concerts.  The Red Rocks are on over 800 acres of land and at about 6,500 feet above sea level.

The Red Rocks Amphitheater was formed naturally.  The way the rocks line up provides an amazing acoustic setting for concerts.  There is a museum at the Red Rocks Amphitheater were you can see all the musicians who have performed.  The had all kinds of artists and groups including Bon Jovi, The Beatles, Sting, Opera Singers, and many more!

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The red rock boulders were huge!

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Brina hiking up to the top of the Red Rocks Overlook Trail.

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Cool Red Rock boulders lined the hiking trail!

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Brina taking a moment to sit down while Karlie thinks about how cool it would be to have one of those big rocks at her house (no I wouldn’t let her take one home on the plane, ha)!

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Uncle Eric, Brina, and Karlie hiking up the trail!

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Looking at the Red Rocks Amphitheater and parking lot below!

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Just as long as they piece on top doesn’t roll my direction….

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A view of the Red Rocks Amphitheater from the top of the Red Rocks Overlook Trail!  They were getting ready for a concert that evening!

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Karlie and Brina enjoying their time exploring the Red Rocks!

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What goes up….must come down!  Walking back down the trail with Aunt Renelle!

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Brina pausing to let me take a quick picture!

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A view of the Red Rocks Amphitheater from the top railing.  It seats about 10,000 people.  I bet it looks amazing at night during a concert!

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The girls had to run down all the stairs of the amphitheater!  At least they were able to get in a little extra exercise!

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Inside the Red Rocks Museum they had a wall listing all the years, dates, and musicians that have performed in the amphitheater.  They also had several other cool rooms to go through and explore.  It was a pretty neat adventure for the kids.  My cousin Renelle had been at a concert there a few years ago and said it was awesome!!!