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Roxanne Ciccone from Florida and Shar Po.  He has a few stitches from a trailer mishap on the trip out.  According to modern folklore, a Blue Moon is the second full moon in a calendar month. Usually months have only one full moon, but.....
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Ed (George's owner) with Becky and Rachel.
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Rider, horse owner and crew - Ed Kirkpatrick, Becky Siler, Rachel and Kathi.
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The stitches on Roxanne's horse.  It hasn't bothered him so hope he makes it thru the ride Saturday! (fingers crossed)
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George from another angle. Becky said that while she is not sleeping Friday night before the ride she will be thinking about pacing and riding the ride and seeing the georgious trail.
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Greg Pryor and Qamaar. Greg just turned 50 and wants to do the ride since it's also the 50th anniversary of the ride.  He has always wanted to do it and has a horse that is ready, and so is he!
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Dublin Hart (crew) with rider Teresa Cross.  Teresa is also 50 and wants to do theTevis because it is
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The junior riders at their meeting.
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Juniors at the meeting.  There were 11 juniors signed up on the entry list Friday.
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Vickie Greene talking to the juniors.
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The junior riders, these aren't all of them. 
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Another shot of the juniors.
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Julie and Bailey.  when asked about why she was doing the ride she answered with one word
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Another shot, because they looked so happy!  Julie and Bailey.
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Penny Scribner.  She's crewing for Jerry tomorrow, on his 4th Tevis attempt.  The horse Jerry is riding has completed it 3 times before.
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the Dawson's.  They are going to be volunteering at Deadwood Saturday.  When they aren't riding they are often volunteering at rides.
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Jonni Jewel from Texas getting ready.  Her answer to why she was riding this year
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Jonni and Rushcreek Gambler.
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Beth Glover and Summer.  She has been training for 6 years and always wanted to do the Tevis.
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Another shot of Beth and Summer.
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Heidi Vanderbilt.  She wants to do this ride every year nd said that to her this is the most beautiful trail in the world.  She really wants to do it this year because it is the 50th year!
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Greg and Qamaar after vetting thru.
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Bob Oram and Traveler.  He is excited about getting to do the ride and said
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The back of Bob and crewpersons shirts.
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Fred Cluskey and Willie.
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A group of happy people!  Tho you can usually tell the riders apart from the crews.  They are the ones with the tense looks on their faces, while the crews are all relaxed and calm. 
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Jennifer and Scoundrel.  She is doing Tevis because she was inspired after reading Julie Suhr's book
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Carolyn Stark from Texas and her crew.  This is her 3rd attempt and she really wants to finish.  She has wanted to do the ride for over 10 years, and has been cancer free for 9 and this is a celebration of that!
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Moving to see if we could get better light.
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Another shot showing Carolyn with her crew and horse.
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Clark from Utah with Misty.  He did the ride on it's 40th year and thought it would be neat to do it on the 50th year too.  He got the bug!  He had to change from his original horse 90 days ago.
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Riders and crews hanging out before the ride meeting.
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Rebecca Florio is doing the ride because she has always wanted to.
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Amy and Lisa Schneider.  They thought it would be neat todo the ride in it's 50th year.
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Lisa scratching her horses neck.
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Howard and Doso.
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Dennis Miller and Baily.  He and his horse are ready and he can't wait to do the ride!
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