But I have to agree with Yeti on this one. It always has been a Kernville event so there is the tradition.
But that aside it is centrally located, tends to have good riding that time of year which is harder to find further north and heading south makes it harder for the NCAL folk to attend due to greater distance.
Location, time of year and amenities all add up to it being the proper and best choice for the event that I can think at this time.
And I see your gauntlet...
And raise you one