Thursday, 2 June 2016

W: NASTR 30/50/75

The Nevada All-State Trail Riders would like to invite you to attend the 32nd Annual NASTR 30/50/75 Mile Endurance Ride, the 2nd ride of the NASTR Triple Crown.

The entry is attached but you can also find it at our website, and the AERC calendar page

As many of you know the ride location has changed this year and we are very excited to be holding it at Scout Camp, in the Carson River Ranch area of Fort Churchill State Historic Park, Silver Springs, Nevada, the site of the fall High Desert Ride Series. Nancy Upham has graciously allowed NASTR to continue the use of this wonderful trail.

We look forward to seeing you all June 25th !!!

LOCATION / DIRECTIONS: The Scout Camp, in the Carson River Ranch area of Fort Churchill State Historic Park, Silver Springs, NV. Camp is located approximately 11 miles south of Silver Springs (where you may find fuel, groceries, feed, and auto supplies) via US-95 ALT. Just south of Buckland Station on the banks of the Carson River turn east onto Simpson Rd (the Pony Express Route). Follow the Pony Express Route 1¼ miles east and turn left through the cattle guard into the Scout Camp. Ride Camp is open from Friday thru Sunday. Scout Camp is located adjacent to the Carson River. It is a large, dispersed camping area that includes picnic tables, fire rings with grill tops, two vault toilets, and multiple horse corrals.

Scout Camp is a carry-in, carry-out trash area. Horse manure needs to be picked up and carried out, or disposed of in the designated manure dump.

HISTORY: The Carson River Ranches were acquired for public recreation in 1990, providing the first-ever opportunity to connect state park units. In 1994, the State of Nevada purchased the 3,229 acres of ranch land along the Carson River corridor between the Fort Churchill State Historic Park and the Lahontan State Recreational Area. Included in that purchase was the Bucklands Pony Express Station, which was restored and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.

NASTR TRAILS PROJECT: In 1998 -1999, NASTR members provided volunteer trail building labor for the project at several work parties. The project included clearing and signage for seven trail heads, a rest room and horse corrals, camp areas and approximately 30 miles of trail connecting the two State Park units, as well as BLM lands. The trails accommodate nonmotorized users, equestrians, hikers, 4-h campers, hunters, mountain bikers and educational activities and canoeing on the Carson River.

PARK RULES: All vehicles are subject to park fees, payable by cash or check only. Day Use NV Resident $5/vehicle/day ($7 nonresident). Overnight Camping NV Resident $12/vehicle/day ($14 non-resident). Quiet hours are in effect from 10pm - 7am. Pets must be kept on a leash no longer than 6-ft or contained inside a vehicle; owners are responsible for cleaning up pet waste. Fires are restricted to portable stoves and grills or fire rings provided by the Park; cutting, gathering, or removal of wood or plant material is not permitted. Leave no trace; please leave the area as clean or cleaner than you found it.

TRAIL DESCRIPTION: The 75 mile ride will consist of two 30 mile loops and a 15 mile loop with two out of camp vet checks. The 50 mile ride will consist of a 30 mile and a 20 mile loop with an out of camp vet check. The 30 mile ride will consist of one 30 mile loop with an out of camp vet check. The trail traverses winding single track trail along the Carson River under the mighty cottonwood trees. Riders will enjoy scenic canyon climbs, desert washes, natural springs, stock tanks and dry lake terrain over jeep roads. The majority of the footing is sandy without many rocks, mostly flat with few climbs. Crews will have access to all away-vet checks. Hay and water will be provided by ride management at away-vet checks.

PRE-RIDE VET CHECK: Friday, June 24th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Head Control Judge is Susan McCartney DVM, assisting will be Marcia Smith, DVM. All horses must be pre-vetted and numbered before starting the ride. A pre-ride meeting will be held approximately at 7:00 p.m.

STARTING TIMES: 75 mile ride - 5:00 a.m., 50 mile ride -6:00 a.m., 30 mile ride -8:00 a.m.

AWARDS: Completion awards will be given to all successful finishers on all three rides. There will also be awards for the Overall Winner, 1st in each weight division, 1st Junior, Best Condition and Top Ten for both the 75 and 50 mile rides. A Best Condition Award will be given on the 30 mile ride. Please pick up your awards if you are not staying for the awards presentation, or have someone pick them up for you, otherwise they will be forfeited.

MEALS: A barbeque dinner will be served on Saturdaystarting from 4:00 p.m. for riders and volunteers. Additional dinner tickets can be purchased for $10.00. Please purchase tickets included on the entry form, so that we can get a head count. The Ride results and awards presentation for the 30 and 50 mile ride will be announced at 6:30 p.m. 75 milers may serve themselves dinner after they finish and may pick up their award at that time.


75 mile ride - $95.00 pre-entry, $110.00 after 6/18/16postmark
50 mile ride - $90.00 pre-entry, $105.00 after 6/18/16postmark
30 mile ride - $85.00 pre-entry, $100.00 after 6/18/16postmark

Juniors ride free with a sponsor. All non-AERC members must pay an additional $15.00. Cancellations by 6/22/16will receive a full refund. After 6/22/16 all but $20.00 will be refunded. No Shows will not receive a refund. A $25.00 fee will be charged for any returned checks. Checks will not be cashed until after the ride.

Karon Dutcher - Ride Manager
Phone (775) 690-2033

Connie Creech - Ride Secretary
4071 Center Drive
Carson City, NV 89701
Phone (775) 882-6591

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