Start with trail Z, B, and C as usual. At the bottom of the Saddle switchbacks add another switchback to the left on a new cut-off trail labelled XX. XX leads to a landing where the "10 mile" course goes straight on trail X, and the "20 mile" course turns right on trail N (Ice Age) which winds past Dog Lake, over the relentless hill to trail O and Mist Lake.
A couple hundred yards on the horse trail at Mist Lake leads to a double track labelled P which meets the Mist Lake Access Road at the other side of the lake. The Mist Lake Access Road takes you to Horn Lake Road and a fast mile to a double track labelled R (the trail that took you out to Horn Lake Road last year). The climb up trail R takes you to the Squeeze Trees trail (E) which will bottom out a a new cut-off trail labelled EE. EE leads to the railroad (U), then T, SS, T (Oktoberfest), S, TT (Underdown Lake), U, Y (Yin Yang Yalcano), and the rest of U.
When U meets trail F at the railroad, the race will run up the E switchbacks to a trail V which is finally getting good again since it was logged. Next, trail F takes the race over Loop Road to G (Roundtop). At the bottom of trail G the "10 mile" course will merge from trail X.
Both courses finish with H, I (Stumpjumper & White Lightning), LL (a new trail with long twisted climbs and descents), a quarter mile of dry snowmobile trail, L (Ice Age: a mix of really hard & really easy), J (Homestead), K, KK, and finally A.
Come on out for a little digging and riding May 29th. We'll start at job #1 and move to job #2, placing 4 bridges and doing a lot of work on the tread. The cut-off trails are brushed out and have enough leaves removed to be located easily, so if you get there before us you will find your way and will have company soon.
There are a lot of small jobs on the trail, but there are a few big fun ones where I could really use some help before race day. May 29th would be a good day to get started. I'll be out there at job #1 early.
Job #1: One more switch back at the bottom of the saddle hill (C) , small bridge, and a fun little cut-off trail back to the landing on trail X to help bring the 10 and 20 mile race courses together. This job is accessible by taking the double track part of trail x from Loop Road. Digging tools will help.
Job #2: 3 short bridges and a cut off from the bottom of the squeeze trees trail (E) to the railroad (U) to complete the 20 mile course. This will take a little walking to reach, easiest from the first double track south of the trail X crossing of Loop Road. Digging tools will help.
Job #3: One monster bridge on trail U hopefully built in June. This isn't that much of a walk from the double tracks off of trail F and U. Extra cordless drills would be nice.
12 hour duo teams or anyone who wants to run aid stations at Mist Lake or Underdown Lake in exchange for a free entry and free camping at the lake. Teams would start with everyone else, but exchange at the lake. These lakes are only on the "20 mile" course.
Trail crews for a few fun projects starting the end of May: bridges, 2 short cut-offs, and trail polishing. Stay tuned.