Desert Horses

Welcome to my horse blog, Desert Horses. We live in the desert southwest, near Palm Springs, CA, but board our horses up in our local mountains where it is cooler in the summer. I have 4 horses, all rescues. Here is the ranch up the mountains where the horses stay.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012


Today was a good day.  It started out extremely windy.  And, I mean WINDY and COLD!  There were white caps on Silver Lake.  We drove down to Mammoth to do some grocery shopping and picked up stuff for lunch.  Ate at the cabin and watched the blue jays and squirrels fight over sunflower seeds.  The squirrel actually ran off the blue jays until he was outnumbered 4 to 1.  Then, he just gave up.  Drove back down to Mammoth tonight as there is no hair dryer in the cabin.  Took a ride out Pumice Mine Road and I spotted a deer by the edge of the road.  I did get a couple of photos of her.  Next we drove out to the Inyo Craters, but the road split and we couldn't figure out which way to go...Finally, we drove up to the high lakes above Mammoth~Horseshoe Lake, which is extremely low, Lake Mamie and Lake Marie.  Horseshoe Lake, in case you don't know, has signs all around it warning of extreme carbon dioxide levels.  You aren't supposed to stay in that area because of this, but there is a hiking trail which leads up to the Pacific Crest Trail and some horse trails.  It was windy up there, so we weren't too concerned.  But, the lake level is very low because of the low snowfall this year in the Sierra Nevada.  All photos taken at Horseshoe Lake, which is above Mammoth Lakes, CA.

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