Four riders turned out for the July 11th ride at Fort Braden: Bob on Hooker, Connie on Dakota, Chris on Rose and Pete on Stepper.  It was a very warm day but under the shade at Fort Braden it wasn’t too terribly hot.  For a change we rode the west loop.  We had a nice ride and didn’t encounter any wildlife besides lots and lots of spiders and their webs. Pete showed off his new saddle.  By the time we got back to the trail head the temperature was really rising and we fed cool watermelon to the horses as a treat — Connie