Wine Country Wildfires of 2017

Dominic and Axel back leading rides in November 2017.

Thanks to all for your nice notes of concern about how Triple Creek Horse Outfit fared in the October 2017 Wine Country wildfires. We’re happy to report that not only were all our beloved horses safely evacuated the night the fires first started raging, but Jack London State Historic Park was successfully defended from major damage in the days that followed. 

The park re-opened November 1, and we returned to leading horseback tours. This is an especially beautiful time of year to see the Sonoma Valley and visit our many historic sites and taste the products of world-class vineyards. We hope the wildfires do not discourage you from paying a visit this autumn and winter. Although the loss of life and property damage is sobering and extensive, especially around Glen Ellen and north Santa Rosa, most of the Wine Country remains untouched by the flames and is open for business, and, in an economy that relies on tourism, visitors are especially welcome in the aftermath of this disaster.

So thanks, again, for all your kind messages and calls. We owe a debt of gratitude to Neil Shepard of London Ranch, the Serres Family Ranch, and Charlie Bettinelli for helping with the middle-of-the-night-flaming-wind-storm rescue of our horses. And, like everyone in Wine Country, we extend a big thank you to the men and women who fought the fires and, eventually, won the day. For the complete story on the horse rescue ask your guide when you book a ride with Triple Creek. It’s quite a story…