Happy Jack 25/50
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Ride Manager
 
Yvette Haeberle
450 Rodgers Canyon Rd
Laramie, WY
82070
 
307-761-2253
haeberley@hotmail.com
 

 

The Happy Jack ride will be held once again in the beautiful Medicine Bow National Forest. There will be a 25 mile LD ride and a 50 mile endurance ride on Saturday and Sunday.


Directions to Base Camp: Take I-80 to exit 323 at the summit (8640 ft) where you will see the Abe Lincoln Statue and rest area. Go north for a few hundred yards to the Junction of Hwy 210. Turn left on 210 (signs to Happy Jack Recreation area and Curt Gowdy State Park)  Go 9.2 miles to the Blair-Wallace dirt road on your right . Turn south (right) and follow the signs and flagging 2 miles to base camp. Base camp is in an established camping area. Base camp is at 8000 ft. The area is historical as Native Americans considered this to be the "Land of Earth Born Spirits". In WWII, the area was used for military training and bombing runs. (Note: You can also take I-25 north or south to the Happy Jack Rd/Curt Gowdy State park  (exit 10B) and go west until you come to the Blair Wallace turnoff.)

CERTIFIED WEED FREE HAY IS  REQUIRED! I will have hay available  for $15 a bale but you must call and order by July 10.  The NFS takes this very seriously. PLEASE ABIDE BY THIS RULE! Processed feed is also okay. There will be a two wheel cart at base camp for you to move purchased hay.


Trail : The ride will occur in the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests. Trails will be USFS 2 track and trail. There are major rock outcroppings, stream crossings and typical Rocky Mountain forests. New shoes and pads are recommended since much of the trail is decomposed crushed granite.

Vet Checks:   Irina Weese DVM will be the head vet. All vet checks will be back in base camp. We will begin vetting horses at around 4-5:00pm on Friday. There will be plenty of horse water available but please bring your own drinking water. The weather in Laramie can be unpredictable. Prepare for everything from heat to snow. Horses will likely need blankets at night and the mornings will be cool.

Entry Fees/Start Times/Meals: The entry fee for both distances will be $95.  Non-AERC members will be required to pay the $15 non-member fee. The 50 miler will start at 7:00am and the 25 miler will start at 7:30am. Lunches will be provided in base camp. Friday night dinner will be at 6:00pm and will be by donation and proceeds will benefit the area SAFE project (Domestic Violence prevention).  We will have dinner on Saturday (included in entry fee) at around 6:30pm when all riders have finished.Sunday dinner will be potluck for any remainimg riders.  Extra meals for non-riders can be purchased  for $20 for the weekend.   PLEASE Preregister(pre-pay not required) or CALL AND LET ME KNOW YOU ARE COMING SO THAT I CAN PLAN AWARDS AND DINNER!!! If you are bringing a junior rider, please let me know how many and what distance they will be riding.

2013 Happy Jack Registration Form

Other Services:

are accessible 18 miles west in Laramie. Going west on I80 takeexit #316. This will take you into Laramie with nice coffee shops, art galleries, & UW American Heritage Center and Art Museum. Going further west is the Wyoming Territorial Prison, which is the most original and complete territorial prison in the USA. Butch Cassidy spent some prison time there! This is a nice 2-hour break with good trailer parking andyou can dump your holding tank.



CERTIFIED WEED FREE HAY REQUIRED! CALL TO RESERVE HAY IF YOU CANNOT BRING YOUR OWN. YOU MUST CALL BY JULY 10TH.


ESCAPE THE HEAT! RIDE THE HIGH COUNTRY.


 
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