Saturday, February 17, 2007

To bivy, or not to bivy? That is the question!

Brazilians camping at shelter

First shelter on the trail.


The raging discussion out on MTBR:

http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?s=8a28fe92cfda8f2558b0e74562bc7e0e&t=269930


Note: One year we had a guy that bivied all night along the trail while we searched for him frantically. We thought for sure he must have gotten lost and hypothermic. In the morning, we called the helicopter search and rescue and about ten minutes later our snowmobilers found him. He was perfectly fine and wondering what all the commotion was about.

So now the rule is that you must mark where you are camping with blinking lights or reflectors, so the snowmobilers see you, preferably in a shelter. Also don't forget to call the Race Director or checkpoints when you drop out so we don't waste hours/ days/nights looking for you. Also, many people forgot to check in right away at the Elephant Lake cabin this year. We were still looking for you.


regards,

The Race Directors

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