The 2008 Wasatch Classic will take place on Saturday June 28. The start and finish will be in Midway, Utah. Estimated mileage will fall somewhere between 80 and 100, with 20k-25k of elevation gain. This year’s route will be be a little more friendly than last year’s, but will still include nearly all of the classic Wasatch singletrack, as well as lung busting climbs. You will ride, among others, The Ridge Trail 157, Tibble Fork, Mill D North, Desolation Lake, The Crest, and the Mid-Mountain trail in Park City.
The entire route will be included on what I think is the very best trail map of the Wasatch area. It is a new map by Adventure Maps, and it is to this area what the Lat 40 maps are to Moab.
As I finalize the route, I will provide a GPS, or a TOPO! file for those who are interested. I will also be happy to mark the route on any map. If you are not local, send me your map, and I will mark it, and send it back to you.
This ride is an unsupported group ride. Individuals will be responsible for their own food, water, repairs, navigation and anything else you need. In the classic words of MC, “bring what you need or do without”. Finishing times will be provided, and some people may wish to compare those times afterward.
There will be plenty of places to filter water along this route. There are rivers, creeks, lakes, and campground spigots. There will possibly be one store along the route, at Brighton Ski resort.
As I finalize the route, more details will become available.
If you have any questions, post them in the comments at the TWC blog.
Today’s weight: 182