Posted on September 3, 2008

I spent the most wonderful summer of my childhood as a camper at H-Bar-G Ranch Camp For Girls. It was the summer of 1961 and I was a horse-mad teenager. My parents sent me for the 8 most memorable weeks I ever spent as a child. Oh gosh... I remember my horse! She was a sorrel quarter horse named Ginger and at the time I was almost my adult height - 5' 7"! I think I probably dwarfed that horse when I sat on her but oh, I loved her! The highlight of the camp experience was a horseback backpack trip into the RMNP back country and it was just a magical time for me. I loved those 8 weeks. I only wish I had some photographs to remember them by but in those days, kids did not travel with digital cameras -there WERE no digital cameras!

- Gloria Scheffres Dittmann (Lake Zurich, IL)

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