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Trail Maps & Guidelines

Island Park

Links & Info

 

Trail Maps

Winter Recreation Map
Island Park Snow-machine Trail 

Trail Grooming

Without the incredible State run snowmobile grooming program these trails would not exist. There are several Pisten Bully groomers that go out every single night to keep up with the snow fall and maintenance of this trail network – the most in all of the state.

Current Trail Grooming

Freemont County Trail Information


Grooming Report

Snowfall Information

Island Park Snowtel Station
Annual Snowfall Avg vs Current

RACE START

Sawtelle Mountain Resort

Island Park, Idaho 

60k Race

Start / Finish – Sawtelle Mountain Resort
Aid Stations – 1 Trailside Camp Checkpoint

 

200k Race

Start / Finish – Sawtelle Mountain Resort
Aid Stations – 3 total - TBD

 

AID STATIONS

Aid stations are also checkpoints. All competitors must check-in with a checkpoint volunteer at each distances affiliated checkpoint. There will be hot/cold water, sweet and salty snacks and GU products at each aid station. Additionally at each aid station there will be a highlight food of sorts ie grilled PB&J, potatoes, soup, pancakes...who knows but it will be hot and filling!

Drop bags are allowed. Details below.

CHECKPOINT DETAILS

 

60k

CHECKPOINT 1 - Aprox 20 miles in at Big Springs. This is a outside CP set up with tents and heaters. Mind you there is enough space inside the heated tents to dry some things and warm up but there is not a lot of space so be mindful and respectful of your fellow participants. First in, first out is the policy.

 

You will be able to get cold/hot water, grilled peanut butter and jelly, salty and sweet snacks and some GU energy products. 

We will also transport a small drop bag for you. Please put your name and number on your bag clearly. These will get returned to the finish once we clean up the CP.

*Drop bags can NOT have spare clothes or gear. They are meant for calories/food.

200k

CHECKPOINT 1 - Aprox 30 miles in at the junction of Rail Road Trail and Black Canyon Trail. This is a outside CP set up with tents and heaters. Mind you there is enough space inside the heated tents to dry some things and warm up but there is not a lot of space so be mindful and respectful of your fellow participants. First in first out is the policy.

You will be able to get cold/hot water, grilled peanut butter and jelly, salty and sweet snacks and some GU energy products. 

We will also transport a small drop bag for you. Please put your name and number on your bag clearly. These will get returned to the finish once we clean up the CP.

*Drop bags can NOT have spare clothes or gear. They are meant for calories/food.

 

CHECKPOINT 2 - TBD

 

CHECKPOINT 3 - TBD

  

REMEMBER: Checkpoints are meant to be exactly that and act as an aid station/resupply. Race management did not organize these for you to sleep in but certainly rest if you need to.  

First come, first serve with the available space. The same goes for the first one in is the first one out when it gets too crowded.  You are carrying sleeping gear and can sleep outside, of course OFF trail. With that being said there is room to take time to dry.

WATER BOIL SKILL TEST
The 200km participants must stop and bring 8 ounces of water to a rolling boil at a undisclosed location before continuing on.
• You are only allowed to use the equipment and supplies you are carrying.
• You can use snow.
• If at a Checkpoint you can not use the Checkpoint supplies.
• You can aid from the checkpoint before, during and after your water boil.
• The water boil area will be monitored and flagged.

DROP BAGS

Both the 200k and the 60k will allow drop bags. They will be brought to CP 1 for both distances. 
Drop bags should include food only. No additional gear such as batteries, hand warmers, and clothing are permitted in the drop bag. You must start with all the equipment you need as well as finish with the equipment you start with. No dropping of equipment. Drop bags should be packed in a garbage bag. When the checkpoint volunteers close the checkpoint and return to the Headquarters they will bring back whatever drop bags were remaining.

SPOT TRACKING

(This does NOT apply to the 60km distance event.)

Tracking is mandatory. We work with Trackleaders.com for this service.
The cost of this is on top of the registration cost and you will be getting an email from Trackleaders 1-2 weeks prior to the race for this service.
Reserved SPOT devices will be available for pick-up at racer registration. If you have your own device Trackleaders will be asking participants for your ESN number and shared page link.
The devices for rent are SPOT ‘Trace’ units (smaller and lighter) and operate on 4 AAA lithium batteries that you need to supply.

COURSE TIME CUT-OFFS

This information will be updated as I get a better sense of the new routes. Cut-off times will be based generously, reasonably, and split up considering the overall time given. In short, the event weekend wraps up Sunday late afternoon/evening.

60km

Cut-off at CP 1 - TBD

 

200km

Cut-off at CP 1 - TBD

Cut-off at CP 2 - TBD

Cut-off at CP 3 - No cut off time but no bivying or sleeping when you leave this CP. :) You made it this far now finish it up!

**With respect to all the participants who are taking this Pursuit on and knowing the preparation that goes into it, as well as the new course this year with no past years' beta, there might be flexibility with this. We want everyone to succeed but we also need everyone to be safe, including our volunteers. 

That said please make an honest evaluation with yourself leaving Aid 1. We may also step in if we see you are not prepared (pack appropriately) to go on and not allow you to go on. This is not the multi-day distance event and you must have constant forward movement. This will be the easiest place to self evacuate. Do some simple math and understand you are not going to get faster as the day goes on and the sun sets.