Well, what can I say -
BorregoFest, now in it's 3rd year, and 1st under the OAUSA banner, is a spectacular event. And the 2008 BorregoFest, IMO, was the best yet. The weather was fantastic - sunny clear skies, 90's during the day, 50's and star-filled skies at night - we couldn't have asked for more beautiful days. The turnout was spectacular as well, with so many old friends and new faces that I was unable to spend time with everyone I'd have liked to. My apologies to those who I failed to meet, or trail runs I was unable to join.
I do think some special mention is due for some people who helped to make BorregoFest the success it was.
Gon2Srf, thank you for the amazing amount of time and energy you put into this event, and specifically the organization of the trail runs we all had the pleasure to enjoy. Your attention, to both the site and the 'Fest itself, made it desert festival we will all remember with a smile.
Olllie, you are the man. As you did at Adventure4X4, you have made sure BorregoFest continued to be an off-road weekend that is not to be missed. Your organization on the site, keeping threads going smoothly, the time put into the information packets for the trail leaders, communication plans for the runs, and even working as a trail leader - well, you have outdone yourself again.
DaveK, the mine tour was outstanding. Transversing muddy springs, climbing wire rope, and dodging an angry bat made for a terrific run chock-full of fascinating history. And a thank you to Chris (I think that was his name), the owner of the first mine who graciously allowed us to view his snapshot of the past, complete with a narrated tour of the entire mine site. This was an unexpected treat, and gave me a new appreciation for the people involved in a dynamic era of Southern California.
The Potluck on Saturday night was a meal unlike any the Anza Borrego desert has seen before. The abundance and variety of food was outstanding, and delicious, too. As a food-aholic, it was a dream come true; So to all who contributed to the unbelievable "Borrego Buffet", a heart-felt thank you.
I've left out many other folks who assisted the "staff" of OAUSA in making BorregoFest bigger and better than ever - so to all who aided and attended BorregoFest 2008, and made it a wonderful weekend for me: