Starting July 2014, Meling Ranch is introducing a new, monthly, high desert saddle back trail ride adventure. Adventures will be scheduled each month starting in July, 2014. The entire ride will be made through the high desert country along the base of the Sierra Pedro San Mártir, some of the highest mountains in Baja Mexico.
The trail ride adventure will begin and end at the Meling Ranch, with overnight campouts on different neighboring ranches each night. Time in the saddle will be approximately 3-4 hours each day. Riders are invited to bring their own mounts, if preferred, or the ranch’s experienced trail horses can be utilized. Both novice and experienced riders are welcome to participate.
Riders will experience four days and three nights of life on-the-trail, much like that lived by cowboys during the early part of the 20th century. A wide variety of terrain will be traversed during the four-day ride exposing the riders to several different types of scenery – some of which includes riverside, dry arroyo, and densely-strewn boulder covered hills. The area covered by the ride is home to many wildlife species, including coyotes, fox, quail, kangaroo rats, rabbits, and many varieties of birds.
Ranch owner David Lang says “We are looking forward to entertaining and thrilling our adventuresome guests on Northern Baja’s only multi-day trail riding experience. We expect many returning guests.”
Meling Ranch is a one hundred-plus year old working cattle ranch located approximately 75-100 miles south of the Baja California city of Ensenada. The 10,000 acre ranch has guest accommodations and a variety of activities to satisfy the desires of most any guest. The ranch lies at the foot of the 10,000-foot Pedro San Mártir Mountains near Baja’s Parque Nacionale and the Baja Observatory.