Saddle sore but content, 25 Los Compadres riding club members returned to the city Wednesday night to conclude a four-day annual jaunt through the desert.
Since Sunday night the group had been exploring the Pioneertown area, keeping their main camp near that community and each day riding to a different section of desert near Yucca Valley.
THE RIDERS trailered their horses to Pioneertown Sunday night with Hutch Moseley as chairman. During the stay many other club members dropped up for brief periods and returned to Palm Springs ahead of the main body.
Tuesday night the social highlight of the ride unfolded as the entire group met at Pioneertown’s Golden Stallion for cocktails and dinner. The evening provided a brief rest for the company’s cooks, Billie Moseley, Virginia Paul and Mildred Sanders. For the first time in this annual event the group took along its own chuck wagon from which all food was cooked.
THE SEVERAL side trips provided ever-changing scenery for the campers. Sunday they rode to Smidt ranch, 18 miles from Pioneertown, camped there overnight, and returned next day.
Tuesday they clopped to beautiful Pipps canyon, nine miles distance and returned by a different route the same afternoon. The final day the Los Compadres traveled to Morongo and Yucca.
Weary but satisfied, they trailered home Wednesday evening, already making plans for next year’s ride.