Last year the snow was shin to knee deep the whole way and the last couple miles were directly in to cold blowing snow. According to Alec's updates, tomorrow's race could be the toughest yet. Here's the warning he sent yesterday:
A final note on the 2012 Trudge The snow is deep and covered with a crust that will make it extra challenging. In addition, for various reasons the race is going to be even more on an adventure this year There will be NO AID ON THE ROUTE, NO BAILOUT, NO RESCUE (apart from calling in Albany County Search and Rescue expensive for you). Even more than in previous years, you will need to be fully self-contained. If you are not sure that you can posthole for three, four, or more hours, then this race is not for you. If you are confident, then Ill see you Saturday morning! Alec PS ---- Remember your required gear!!!
Required gear includes, food, water, lots of warm clothes, a whistle, an emergency blanket, and something with which to start a fire. It is going to be fun.