To celebrate National Trails Day, members of NEMO River Valley Chapter, Show-Me Missouri Back Country Horsemen (SMMBCH), invite horse and mule riders to ride with them at Frank Russell Trail Head, Mark Twain Lake, on Saturday, June 4.

To celebrate National Trails Day, members of NEMO River Valley Chapter, Show-Me Missouri Back Country Horsemen (SMMBCH), invite horse and mule riders to ride with them at Frank Russell Trail Head, Mark Twain Lake, on Saturday, June 4.

Riders need to be tacked up and ready to ride at 10 a.m., expecting to ride for three to four hours on timber trails with varied terrain and split into groups of gaited and non-gaited horses and mules. Upon return to the trail head, the NEMO River Valley Chapter hosts will furnish a late lunch at no charge, so come prepared for a day of riding, camaraderie and food. Camping is available at www.recreation.gov or (573)735-4097.

Riders will see the accomplishments of NEMO River Valley Chapter, SMMBCH, as a result of its partnership with Corps of Engineers land managers at Mark Twain Lake. They will experience some of the most beautiful and diverse trails available locally, maintained by NEMO River Valley Chapter, SMMBCH. The mission of Back Country Horsemen is to assist land managers in keeping trails open for all. In addition to members using their horses and mules to accomplish many of the service projects, they provide educational programs, and are advocates for trail riders locally, statewide and nationally.

For more information about this event or the organization, call Mary K Church at (573)406-2566, Becki Krueger at (660)341-7880 or John Turner at (573)881-3345, or visit www.showmebch.org. Find the group's Facebook page: NEMO River Valley Chapter Back Country Horsemen, or visit www.showmebch.org or www.bcha.org