It's hard to talk to anyone "in the know" about this year's divide riding and not have the attention immediately turn to one topic, snow. Well the lead Tour Divide riders are over Red Meadow Pass (area of concern #1) and the snow is there as expected and feared by some. Anywhere from 2-4 miles of potholing up to the top and down the backside but it's passable on foot and Whitefish sits at the bottom. With that news I'm preparing to leave tomorrow morning for my own Divide adventure. I've done quite a bit of hiking and biking in snow the past two years so hopefully it won't be as bad as what I've built it up to be in my mind and that experience will help. All I have to do is make it over!
Other than the snowpack, the weather looks good and starting on Monday will hopefully let me catch a few TDers and be caught by some GDRers. Perhaps more later. Now I'm just up checking in on internet world while Marni sleeps. I've been so well rested from my taper that I can't sleep more than 8 hours at a time.