SNOW Update, because we know everyone is wondering:
March 27 2017
1. We believe there is a high probability that Tevis will be able to use the original trial since this is a late ride on August 5th. Hope for a warm spring and early summer .
2. If the trail is unsafe or impassible due to snow, we are working on having an alternate start near Soda Springs with overnight camping. We have two to three sites that we are in contact with and they seem to be definite possibilities. This plan will allow us to intersect the original trail at the Redstar vet check, at worse, and intersect Lyon Ridge before Cougar Rock, at best. The mileage will be made up in the Royal Gorge area (http://tdlandtrust.org/royal-gorge). This is very possible but not absolute.
3. In the very worse scenario, Robinson Flat will be snowed in and we will work on setting up a trial similar to 1983 which involved French Meadows. We think this is a remote possibility because the ride is on August 5th. We also have no absolute knowledge at this point if that is feasible.
Tony Benedetti, WSTF President