Only one series race this weekend, the Camp Saratoga 8k on Saturday 2/8. This is the 2nd oldest race in our series and features plenty of rolling hills in the beautiful Wilton Wildlife Preserve. RD Laura Clark reports that there was snow covering most of the course when the initial round of course marking was done on Wednesday, Thursday’s storm added some snow on top of that, and Friday afternoon’s storm should leave a nice layer of fresh powder just in time for the 10:30 AM start on Saturday morning. Registration/check-in is from 9:15-10:15 in the cabin near the restrooms. Note that depending on how many people show up, you could end up parking up to a quarter of a mile from the registration area, so leave enough time to walk to registration and get ready for the start. All the relevant race information can be found here.

PS Keep in mind that it is always a good idea to bring trail shoes and traction assistance with you, even when the forecast is highly positive for snowshoes – conditions can change overnight with very little warning.