Backcountry Horsemen of California

BCHC Logo, by E. Morris

Mid Valley Unit

Mid Valley Unit logo Backcountry Horsemen of California is a non-profit organization dedicated to conserving backcountry wilderness, protecting stock users' historic use of the wilderness and educating the public about gentle, "Leave No Trace" wilderness use. We are a 501(c)3 organization, which means donations to BCHC Mid Valley are tax-deductible. The Mid Valley Unit is based in Modesto. See our Links page for our neighbors and the state web site.

Here's what we'll be doing in the next few months. See our Activities page for pictures of recent activities.

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Saturday, September 7, 2019: Trail Ride in Sequoia National Park
(No dogs or guns on the trails)
RSVP Requested.
Datails in the August Newsletter, (PDF, 14.1 MB) page 2
Contact: Sandy Rahilly, (209) 777-5994 or
Jerrie Thomas, (209) 985-4502,

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019: Mid Valley Unit Board Meeting
6:30 pm, Perko's, 2120 Patterson Road, Riverbank
Contact: Jim Westmoreland, (209) 815-3125,
This month we will have a presentation by the Stanislaus NF Silviculturist (Forester) Marty Gmelin. He will talk to us about how the Forest Service handles the needs of the forest to reduce the possibility of fires and keep the forest looking like it was in the 1800's.

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Saturday, September 14, 2019: Dutch Oven at Darla's in Oakdale
Contact: Darla Coelho, (209) 480-8477,

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Saturday, October 12, 2019: Fahey Meadow Ride
(Near Twain Harte)
Contact: Christine Kaplan, (209) 683-7959,

Backcountry Horsemen of California - Mid Valley Unit
PO Box 1709
Modesto CA 95353-1709

Questions about the Mid Valley Unit? Ask Dennise Davis,
Questions about the web site? Ask Ted Pack,

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