Monday, August 09, 2004

A race that endures


A race that endures -
244 riders, 100 miles, 24 hours -- after 50 runs, the Tevis ride remains the ultimate test of horse and human

Dawn bleached shadows off the Sierra's granite bones as horses in the Tevis Cup Ride trotted from the forest and into Squaw Valley. Once on an open cat road, they cantered, tails raised, manes flying, muscles rippling in sleek haunches, and romped uphill to High Camp.

Many wilderness miles away to the west awaited a finish line, in the foothill town of Auburn.


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