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Backcountry Horsemen Poker Ride at Fishtrap Lake

Horse riders explore trails at the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's Fishtrap Recreation Area. (Rich Landers)
Horse riders explore trails at the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's Fishtrap Recreation Area. (Rich Landers)
OUTRIDE – The 22nd annual Back Country Horsemen Poker Ride to raise money for trail maintenance projects is set for Saturday, May 14, along Fishtrap Lake.

The event attracts about 200 riders to support building trail bridges at Mount Spokane and Liberty Lake County Park, equestrian campground facilities at Riverside State Park and other regional projects.

"Back Country Horsemen are not well known by the general public," said Joel Crosby, local chapter spokesman. "We have about 100 members in our Spokane chapter. This is the largest Poker Ride in Eastern Washington."

Info: Mike Bryarly (509) 951-9226, IEBCH.org.



Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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