After 4 seamingly endless days in the "desert" the word River and Canyon had a very attractive note to it. We rode on the trail leading to the CDT and run into some nice small creeks, where the horses where happy eating soft green gras the very first time. The trail took us zigzaging through forrests and ended at Hwy 15. There we startet on Tad Pool Ridge Trail, it said 8,5 mls to Sheep Creek Canyon. We decided to go for it since it was only 3 pm. A decicion we regretted, then the trail was in bad shape and the 15 km did not want to end. Up and down we led the horses on a small single trail and we had dozends of trees we had to climb around or over. Finally short before nightfall, we came to Tad Pool Lake, where a black bar, whos track and Poop we had seen on the trail, was taking a bath. As we aproched he run and we did not see him again. Apachaee was tied to a stake in the ground and the other three where roaming the area inside the elektric fence.