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2011 Warner Springs

Photos by Annie Libby

Photos by Merri Melde

Vet In Day

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Gallery V

25 Miler: 93 starters, 68 finishers
1.  Geneva Pina   3:05
2.  Nicole Kontoff  3:15
3.  Sharlee Rushing 3:16
4.  Jeff Bloom  3:17
5.  Ralph Bezanson  3:19

50 Miler: 54 starters, 46 finishers

1.   Janet Worts  (F)  5:26   BC on G.C. Finese
2.  Audrey Scott (F)  5:33
3.  Nicole Smith (L)  5:55
4.  Andre Ruggeri  (M) 5:56
5.  Diane Casey (M)  6:10
6.  David Bache (J)  6:11
7.  Tom Bache  (H) 6:11
8.  Tim Miller (M) 6:16
9.  A.D. Williams (H) 6:16
10.  Dale Raymond (L) 6:22 

Warner Springs Ride Recap

Tuesday January 11 2011

For ride manager Terry Woolley Howe, putting on a ride is all about the volunteers. And she has a huge army of them helping at Warner Springs. She gets this army, she says, because the riders enjoy the ride. "When riders are happy, they treat the volunteers well; when volunteers are happy, they come to help, and the riders are happy."

It's about 15 years now that Terry has put on the Warner Springs ride in the rolling foothills of Palomar Mountain (the 2004 National Championship was held here). She also puts on the Descanso and Manzanita rides in the area. This one takes place on a piece of the Pacific Crest Trail, and part of the Warner Springs Ranch property, a resort a wee bit past its glory days since its establishment in 1844. It has cottages, an airport with glider rides, a golf course, and horse boarding; and it had a spa, bath and body boutique, tennis and golf pro shops. The property was recently sold, but has hung in litigation for some time (Terry wasn't sure she would be putting on the ride this year), and the resort is operating on a skeleton crew. However, the highlight of the resort, the pool-sized hot spring, is still open and fully accessible!

Ridecamp was in a horse campground under huge magnificent old oak trees,