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Wellsboro, PA

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On 9-23-2014 we stuck out on a 6 hour drive from home to Camp Smogr. Once to Gaines PA we took the 6 mile dirt road ride to the cabin where we were met by Lila Weaver. At an instant you could tell that Lila was a good hearted horseman. The camp was not done just by the picture on the website. It is a cabin with all you need for a good stay. She has three turn outs that are more than adequate for the stay. She has a hose allowing easy watering and bathing of your horse. The cabin is close enough to the paddock area that you can easily take a peek and see your horse any time you like. We were pleased with the wood burner that eliminated the chill of the night. Lila provided us with a well-marked trail map of miles and miles of trails. She offered her knowledge of the trail system and advised us of where she enjoyed riding the best. We left camp at about 10 am and without back tracking any trail we managed to beat the dark by getting back to camp at about 710. The trails are pretty well maintained however, they are rocky in areas and the mountains are steep in some areas as well. This country is big and I would suggest a compass and a good topo map. Don’t rely on a cell phone or GPS because you will most likely not have signal for either. I would recommend having an experienced horse that is in good condition and I would recommend having shoes as well. Some of the trails follow pipeline right of ways and offer miles of nice riding and there are trails that will test a seasoned horse and rider. We were lucky and caught the beginning of the change in the leaves. Take a camera the sights are beautiful and you can easily escape any man made noises in this area. Lila is a great host and we will surely make it back to ride and visit. Lila is a person whom you meet as a host then leave as fiends. Thanks Lila for a great time. We hope we will see you in the spring.
Reviewed by: Doug Wade on 9/26/2014 6:28:59 PM
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Experience: Intermediate Ride Date: 9/25/2014 Hometown: Newell, wv