The excitement is building. Goosewing Ranch Staff started arriving several weeks ago. Fortunately the weather has cooperated to help speed up preparation for guest. With the sunshine comes an early snow melt pushing water over river and stream banks. This morning from the lodge, a herd of Elk were spotted on the far side of the river; with a backdrop of Aspen trees and evergreens. A magnificent scene for the privileged few who get to experience the moment in the Bridger-Teton National Forest, bordering the Gros Ventre Wilderness.
Wranglers how worked to repaired fences and hay racks preparing for the horses arrival. Tack has been cleaned and checked for any necessary repairs. Goosewing is fortunate to have a knowledgeable team of Wranglers. Their keen eyes will match the guests with a perfect mount to make their vacation experience the best we can provide. Guest comfort, happiness and well-being are the priorities of the entire staff at the ranch.
This week brought the arrival of the ranch horses. The trucks pulling the trailers were spotted a couple of miles from the ranch. Everyone headed to the barn to help unload and get the horses settled in to their accommodations. They were like kids returning to summer camp; anxious to greet old friends and make new ones. You could feel the Wrangler’s eagerness to climb on the back of a horse and get going.
Returning and new guest will appreciate the scenic drive along Gros Ventre Road as it overlooks Slide Lake on your right. Continuing on you will cross over the Gros Ventre River and Crystal Creek. The rugged road allows you time to take in the breathtaking countryside as your mind drifts back to the difficult life of the Mountain men who walked through this wilderness. The slower pace prepares you for your time at the ranch to, at your choice, relax, participate in new activities, make new friends and create memories to last a lifetime.
The horses’ thoughts are more of
when do we get out to eat!