The majority of trails selected for the WITP consist of somewhat rolling double and single-track trail. The route winds through sagebrush desert and Ponderosa Pine/Douglas Fir forest. A pine bark beetle epidemic took a heavy toll on Ponderosa Pine in the past decade, so shade cover can be minimal on south facing slopes. Approximately 1.0km of graded gravel road is required on each lap to traverse between trail heads. There are a few short steep sections on the course requiring some care and attention to footing. Each lap constitutes approximately 740m of elevation gain. Participants should note that, although weather conditions have varied throughout the years, it can be very warm on the September long weekend with the thermometer creeping into the high 20s and even 30s.
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