Skiers traveling in one vehicle should aim to get to Barkerville around 8:45 a.m. Those who are coming in two or more vehicles may want to drop one vehicle near the old Lightning Inn (the one remaining building on the Stanley Road) in Stanley between 8:15 and 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, then carry on to Barkerville.
This will help the shuttling and carpooling at the end. And any skiers from the Wells area who can rendezvous in Stanley to help shuttle people will be much appreciated ;-)
Registrations take place at Barkerville after 8:45 a.m. We are asking for a $10 donation to cover costs for the event. Meet at the town side of the registration centre.
Target starting time from Barkerville is just after 9 a.m. on Saturday, January 24.
Lothar Vollmer and Doug Erickson will be diverting snowmobilers from the Barkerville-Summit Rock section of trail until 11 a.m., so the last skiers must leave Barkerville by 9:30 at the latest. (Thanks Lothar and Doug!)
This is much more of a "trek" than a race, so count on a pleasant day's skiing an historic trail. Conditions may be fast; some are planning to use wooden skis for additional friction; skis with edges may be advantageous! Fishscales might be a good choice, too.
We expect cold weather, so please bring layers; check here for latest forecasts: http://www.theweathernetwork.com/weather/CABC0316
There will not be a reception party at the Lightning Inn like we had last year, but I plan to be recovered enough from bronchitis to be there in Stanley with a fire and hot drinks to welcome incoming skiers ;-)
p.s. be sure to check out events for the annual sled dog mail run here http://www.dogsledmailrun.ca/