Looking for recommendations and tips for enjoying a weekend trip to Big South Fork with a couple quiet-but-relatively-inexperienced-on-trails horses. (Sturdy little Fjord ponies who do low-level eventing and are generally good eggs.)
I’m looking for a place to stay, prefer a cabin with a private barn and close access to trails that aren’t going to get us killed. Some sense of adventure is great, but we’re not looking for Cougar Rock. Timeframe is November.
I’ve investigated Laurel Fork and their cabins look lovely; is it a good bet, or would East Fork be preferable? (Seems like it has lots of recommendations, but their web site and fee structure are a bit tough to reckon.) Or are there private hidden gems I should check out?
What do I really need to know? What trail heads are good? Are trails well marked? Are we going to get lost? Will we be eaten by bears?
Help me, oh wonderful COTH authorities!