Re: [ws100] trail conditions?
I ran the race.
You should not have any problem. Most of the snow
should be gone by Tevis. It will be muddy though. Hope
your horse don't mind that...
--- mom_of_wesley <trigger@...> wrote:
> Now that the run is over, can anyone report on the____________________________________________________
> trail conditions
> this year? Especially the high country? My horse and
> I are entered in
> the ride, and just curious as to how "bad" the bogs
> etc. will be?
> Thanks so much,
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- Wow, thanks so much for the great details Glenn! The Tevis trail
crosses at 89 and the Truckee river, and then along a hiking trail
along the South slope of Squaw Valley. The trail re-connects with the
historic route about a mile short of Watson's Monument. We ride up
the service road under the ski lifts to the top. I thought that the
trail was pretty much the same for the run and ride, but somewhere
the runners do more miles between Squaw and Auburn, that the riders
don't, as we have about 8 miles of trail before we get to 89 and the
This has been such a weird weather year, and hopefully it will stay
warm enough to melt off most of the snow before the ride. But then we
will have the nasty bogs and mud through Granite Chief. This will be
my 3rd attempt, and hopefully it will be "3rd times the charm".
Getting a horse ready in the "flats" of Texas has been tough, so I
took the horse out to CA for his last conditioning. (and MY
Congrads to all those who did the run, and thanks to all volunteers
who go out and help at these events so WE can participate.
Jonni (near Dallas TX)
- Jonni, good luck to you. I was the sweeper for the run so I
had plenty of time to check out the conditions. Hopefully
most of the snow will be gone but there's going to be areas
where, because of the runoff, that it's going to be wet.