Several years ago a friend and I hoping one day to challenge ourselves with doing the Tour Divide so we created this route as a training ground. In our preparing we came up with several different challenges to make sure we would be able to successfully finish the 2700+ miles of the Divide. This is one of our challenges I used in preparing for my 2017 run at Divide. I hope you find it enjoyable yet challenging. And may a Tour Divide run be in your future!
Mass Start September 8th, 2018 Noon Crow Peak Brewery Spearfish South Dakota
Individual Time Trial - You decide
You pick your adventure across the state of South Dakota
Individual Time Trial allows you to pick the date of this challenge.
Self-support and your own integrity are the guiding principles here.
Complete the entire route as provided in the GPX file, under your own power, and only your own power.
No support crews or pre-arranged support, with the exception of mail drops to Post Offices along the route.
Don’t break the law.
No trespassing on private property. Reroutes allowed to avoid.
Understand that you are on your own, 100% with no outside assistance at all. These events take place on open routes with other users including motor traffic, hunters, etc, and will lead you through very long stretches of open wilderness where food, water, and medical assistance can be very hard to come by.
Spot tracking is mandatory to be listed in the results.
Black Hills dispersed camping rules
Setting up your own campsite away from developed fee sites, also known as dispersed camping, is allowed on most of the Forest for a maximum of 14 days in any 60-day period. However, around developed reservoirs and campgrounds, camping is allowed only in designated areas.