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Pawnee Grasslands-The Real Deal

OK, this is it!:

The basecamp has been moved to a former Atlas missle site, now
"rehabilitated"!, which is located 1/2 mile north of Highway 14 on Forest
Road 607, 2.5 miles west of Briggsdale/County Road 77, and 1/2 mile east of
County Road 71.  The road north off 14 is paved.  The entrance to the site
is marked with pink flagging and signs, but the gate sets back off of 14 a
bit so you need to be looking.  A glow stick will be put up when it gets

When camping, stay off the large dirt mound and be aware of the prickly
pear/cactus in the area.  Please leave the area immediately around the fire
grate open.  You can park off either side of the paved road coming in.
Horse & people water and a portapottie will be provided by 4:00 PM on

The trails will all go in & out of camp to the north on the 2-track that
takes off from the paved road.  After going through the open gate .4 miles
to the north of camp, they all turn and go due east on the north side of
the fence line.

When I was at the Grasslands yesterday, Crow Creek looked like the
Mississippi!  Last year was nothing compared to this.  The Creek crossing
was about 9' deep.  The dam located about 2 miles to the north on the Creek
gave way at about 9:00 AM yesterday, but there was already so much water
that it was hardly noticeable!  The closest we come to the Creek now is
about 1.5 miles to the west, and the trails are in great shape (except for
the prickly pear)!  The temps are to be in the 70's.

See ya there!

                                                        1999 ENDURANCE RIDE

Postponed to May 8-9!:  11th PAWNEE GRASSLANDS RIDE 15/30/50/75/100-25/50
(Briggsdale, Colorado).

August 2-6:  3rd ROCKY MOUNTAIN RIDE 55/55/55/55/25-55
***AERC & UMECRA Sanctioned ***AERC Pioneer Award Event
2 - "Medicine Bow", Arlington, WY
3 - "Gus Ehlin & Cinnabar", Centennial, WY
4 - "Rawahs", Mountain Home/WyColo, WY
5 - "Montgomery Pass", Gould, CO
6 - "Cache La Poudre", Red Feather Lakes, Indian Meadows & Stove Prairie, CO
Pre-Registration deadline is July 1st; deposit is $25 per day.  Space is
limited to 60 starting riders per day.

September 4-6:  4th HORSETHIEF PASS 30/50-15/30/50-30/50 (Walden,
Colorado).   ***AERC Pioneer Award Event.  ***New Location!

September 25:  2nd F.R.E.E.* MOONLIGHT RIDE 15/35/50 (Boxelder Trails,
Wellington, Colorado).  ALL ride proceeds go to benefit Front Range
Exceptional Equestrians (Post Office Box 272452, Fort Collins, CO
80527-2452) for recreational & therapeutic riding programs for the diabled.

For all rides (except the RMR), the pre-registration deadline is 10 days
(postmarked) before the ride; pre-registration deposit is $25.00.

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- Teddy Roosevelt

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Home Phone/Fax:  970-491-8891 (evenings after 9:00 pm are best)
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A portion of the proceeds from these rides will go to benefit:
        The Children's Hospital (1056 East 19th Avenue, Box 153, Denver, CO
80218) for Inherited Metabolic Disease Clinic research;
        The Crazy Horse Grass Roots Club (Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation,
Avenue of the Chiefs, Black Hills, Crazy Horse, SD  57730-9508) for Native
American scholarships.

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