Expedition Team: Dave Miller, Rosie Miller, Jacque Miller, Matt Miller, Holly Miller, Shane Miller
Date: August 2000
While camping at the national park campground we went horseback riding several times through the years. Once at McCarter Riding Stables and this time at Sugarlands Riding Stable. We booked a late morning ride that began at an elevation of 1,200 feet and rose to 1,800 feet. The 3.5 mile ride took about 90 minutes as we slowly ascended through the trees. We saw some deer but thankfully had no black bear encounters. Our horses had funny names: Dave’s horse was Ginger, Rosie’s was Fred, Jacque’s was Cookie, Matt’s was Pet, Holly’s was Mandy and Shane’s horse was named Sugar. Jacque kept screaming because Matt’s horse, which was in front of her, pooped a lot. The kids always enjoyed riding horses.