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30, 55 Miles below the Owyhee Range, *almost* bound for Silver City!


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2014 Almosta Silver City - Merri Melde

Saturday July 19 2014

It was going to be the 2014 Silver City endurance ride, a ride from the Owyhee desert up to and through the old historic silver and gold mining town of Silver City in the Owyhee mountains, Idaho, something Northwest ride managers Steph and Regina had been dreaming about putting on for years. "We did find some spectacular trails and tried to put together a course that would work," Steph Teeter said, "but that country is just too darn mountainous for an endurance ride. A really fit tough horse/rider combo could do it but it just wouldn't be reasonable or enjoyable for the rest. (Sadly many of us are still game but not quite as tough or ambitious as we used to be)."

So, it became the 2014 Almosta Silver City endurance ride: "So since we have the date we're just going to move down from the mountains a few miles east and have base camp at Teeter Ranch and do some fun easy loops around the desert! (You can see the mountains from here and think about where you might have been while you're riding.)"

(My suggestion was to move the ride even further away, like up in the cooler mountains near Sun Valley, and call it the 2014 Not Even Close-ta Silver City endurance ride.)


So we put on almosta little endurance ride in the hot July desert, with the Teeter oasis as a cooler base camp. 38 mostly local almosta tough endurance riders showed up to ride, the 50's starting before the crack of dawn, 6 AM, the 25's sleeping in just slightly, starting at 7 AM, and the 6 trail riders starting whenever, and riding however far they wanted. (Gotta love endurance rides, the options you have, and the company you keep!)...

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2014 Almosta Silver City 50
Place   Rider Name      Horse name      Riding Time
1       Carol Brand     Ala August Haziz        5:49:00 BC
1       Stephanie Teeter        Jose Viola      5:49:00
3       Connie Holloway Phinneas        6:13:00
4       Shyla Williams  Storm   6:24:00
5       Karen Bumgarner Z Summer Thunder        6:36:00
6       Carrie Johnson  Montana's Echo  6:51:00
7       Nance Worman    amirah  6:51:01
8       Tara Rothwell   Laser Wynd      7:45:00
9       Flora Gertsch   Belesema Epic Diva      7:45:01
10      Bethany Sargeant        Belesema Finalia        7:45:02
11      Merri Melde     Belesema Dude   8:15:00
11      Lynn White      Belesemo Moon   8:15:00
13      Joanna Zattiero ZM Flying Home  9:00:00
14      Dennis Zattiero         Rico    9:00:01
15      Errol Fife      Joker   L

2014 Almosta Silver City 25
Place   Rider Name      Horse name      Riding Time
1       Virginia E Ware CT Kalico Kid   3:20:00 BC
2       John Teeter     Amara's Sonata  3:23:00
3       Jeff Hartford   FV Aur Ben Aurlani      3:37:00
4       Ellen Nicholes  Smokie  3:38:00
5       Beth Nichols    TM Soldotna  (Sole)     3:38:01 JR
6       Terrance Nichols        Tanjara's Bandito       3:39:00
7       Isabella Peppersack     Cinnamon        3:57:00 JR
8       Elizabeth Peppersack    Whitehawk       3:57:01
9       Deo Peppersack  Patriot 3:58:00
10      Vickie Hornbeck DWA El Paso     4:05:00
11      Anne Aganon     DWA Nadra       4:06:00
12      Bette Will Gower        BW Startme Up aka Gimli         4:11:00
13      Helen Pline     Prince Nar Aggie aka Levi       4:19:00
14      Patrisha Frahm  CW Indys Gold   4:35:00
15      Mary Hafer      Rondeau Lemhi Charcoal  RO
16      Colleen Martin  Rushcreek Hollie        RO
17      Ted Nicholes    The Big Brass   L

2014 Almosta Silver City Trail Riders
        Bruce Worman    Barbie
        Carrie Thorburn Al Azar
        Layne Simmons   Payback Morming Gale aka Pea
        Kayla Ockerse   Royal Image aka Mickey
        Bob Redfern     Dixie
        Pam Davenport   RJ

Well, for those of you wondering about the Silver City Idaho ride - we did find some spectacular trails and tried to put together a course that would work... but that country is just too darn mountainous for an endurance ride. A really fit tough horse/rider combo could do it but it just wouldn't be reasonable or enjoyable for the rest. (sadly many of us are still game but not quite as tough or ambitious as we used to be).

So since we have the date we're just going to move down from the mountains a few miles east and have base camp at Teeter Ranch and do some fun easy loops around the desert! (you can see the mountains from here and think about where you might have been while you're riding)

We'll start really early (time yet TBD) and have all loops come back to camp where it's cool and shady under the trees. We've been exploring some fun new single track trails with good footing, and will put together a nice little ride (minimal rock). (sorry all you tough mountain trail loving folk, we tried!)

We'll have a 15 mile trail ride too.

Potluck dinner afterwards in the shady yard.

And if anybody wants to stay over and do a 'field trip' up to the old mining town on Sunday we can arrange to car pool. The Grand Owyhee Hotel makes the most unbelievable pies, and if you haven't seen Silver City yet, it's pretty amazing.

Almost a Silver City Ride....

Steph & Regina


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Contacts

Ride Managers:Regina Rose, 208 250 6882, Email: rrose4u2002@yahoo.com
Steph Teeter, 208 473 4877, cell: 208 250 6898 Email: steph@endurance.net

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