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Old 08-16-2022, 04:38 PM
TSimonetti TSimonetti is offline
 
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I did not know animal crackers were a thing in the pits. Can anyone recite the history and beginnings of this ritual?
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Old 08-16-2022, 05:55 PM
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My partners (multiple over the years) were too busy and too hot to worry about anything but more water and the sometime sorry state of the pit boxes.
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Old 08-20-2022, 11:57 AM
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Default History of Animal Crackers

The tradition started under Brenda when she was in charge of Vaile pits. I worked under her for a couple of years, then when she stopped running the pits, I thought it was a nice idea, so I continue it for the competitors.
To answer about the pit cans, that is handled by Range Operations. We, as volunteers do our best, but sometimes,especially in the past extreme heat, we could not keep up with the ice in the water containers. There was water, just not real cold due to running out off ice. We do the best we can.
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Old 08-20-2022, 09:49 PM
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The tradition started under Brenda when she was in charge of Vaile pits. I worked under her for a couple of years, then when she stopped running the pits, I thought it was a nice idea, so I continue it for the competitors.
To answer about the pit cans, that is handled by Range Operations. We, as volunteers do our best, but sometimes,especially in the past extreme heat, we could not keep up with the ice in the water containers. There was water, just not real cold due to running out off ice. We do the best we can.

At Perry during Brenda's tenure for years. Never heard anything about this. Brought my own water and pit snacks - especially given the source of the water in the pits....
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Old 08-21-2022, 03:36 AM
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Animal Crackers & Pretzel's are great.....but My son & I have always made sure to have Oreo's.
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Old 08-22-2022, 12:55 PM
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I shot on Vaile for 4 days.

I like the pretzels.
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Old 08-22-2022, 03:30 PM
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Animals crackers!
I heard you couldn't even find animal crackers in the store, is that the reason for the change this year?
Thank you for volunteering, without yours and others efforts, the matches wouldn't be possible
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Old 08-27-2022, 08:46 AM
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Personally, I bring an Italian sub a bag of chips and a couple of cold soda's. I have been stuck in those pits many times to rely on a kids animal cracker.
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Old 09-02-2022, 10:48 PM
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You guys should have been at the high end the past couple of years. We’ll eat my wife’s leftover fudge brownies up and down the line during rapids. Animal crackers and pretzels ain’t got nothin on ‘em!
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