Location: Cuneo Creek Horse Camp, located in Humboldt Redwoods State Park, CA
Date: July 29-30, 2022
Things to Know: In the early 1900s, loggers came to what is now Humboldt Redwoods State Park to cut down lofty ancient redwoods for grape stakes and shingles. The founders of Save the Redwoods League thought that was akin to “chopping up a grandfather clock for kindling.” From the acquisition of a single grove in 1921, the League has raised millions of dollars to build and expand this park. Today Humboldt Redwoods spans 53,000 acres, an area almost twice the size of San Francisco. About one third, or 17,000 acres, of the park is old- growth redwood forest—the largest expanse of ancient redwoods left on the planet. The South Fork of the Eel River provides excellent opportunities for fishing, boating, picnicking, and swimming. More than 100 miles of trails await hikers, bicyclists, and equestrians. Summer temperatures range from 70s to 90s, with lows in the 50s. Visitors should come prepared for any type of weather. The park receives between 60 and 80 inches of rain per year; the vast majority falls between October and May. Rain in the summer season is unusual, but does occur. In the summer, frequent morning fog usually burns off by noon.
Prizes/Awards: All participants in each race will receive an athletic t-shirt. All long course finishers in the Ride & Tie as well as in the equathon will receive belt buckles. Turtle awards will be presented for each race. Top woman/woman, woman/man, and man/man awards will be given to the first place finishers for each division in the long course Ride & Tie. First, second, and third place awards will be presented to short course Ride & Tie, long and short course equathons. Best condition will be awarded to horse in the long course Ride & Tie. Special awards will be presented to: the team traveling the furthest; oldest team competing, top Pro/Am and Am/Am teams, among others...
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