Each week we will provide a clue in the Wednesday Mt Express Miscellany II section (as well as here), and will hang a “V” or a “D” somewhere on the BCRD nordic trails. Figure out the clue, sign in (LEGIBLY) and those with the most sign-in’s will be eligible for prizes!!
#9 V – Placed Tuesday, Feb 9
Clue: All the states with the exception of Rhode Island agreed to prohibit the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors with this action; sign in by Tuesday February 23
#8 D – Placed Tuesday, Feb 2
Removed: Tuesday, February 16
Clue: You might think this is a Scandinavian word but it is Irish, meaning chief; climb til you tucker; sign in by February 16
Answer: Torin’s Tucker; by the flags
#7 V – Placed Tuesday, Jan 26
Removed: Tuesday, February 9
Clue: Head east on ski trails in a landscape with very few trees. Find a four way intersection where the willow and sage meet; there is the V; sign in by Tuesday, February 9..
Answer: Four way trail junction at the furthest east loop at Quigley; V will hang on a trail map signpost
#6 D – Placed Tuesday, Jan 19
Removed: Tuesday, February 2, Removed Tues Feb 16
Clue: Near where this northernmost ski trail crosses the Big Wood, you have to quit skiing and walk for just a bit before you ski some more; but your dog will have to turn around sign in by Tuesday February 2.
Answer: North Wood River trail at the upper end, just before it crosses the highway to the Horse Creek trail.
#5 V – Placed Tuesday, Jan 12, Removed: Tuesday, Jan 26
Clue: If you keep going this way you will soon be in Wilderness but instead you should go into the campground and sign in by Tuesday, January 26.
Answer: SNRA Campground at north end of North Fork trail
#4 D- Placed Tues. Jan. 5 , Removed: Tues. Jan.19
Clue: A collier could spend time here; sign in by Tuesday January 19.
Answer: Miner’s Yurt at Galena
#3 V- Placed Wed, Dec 30, Removed Tues. Jan. 12
Clue: The sign says you need to watch your speed AND watch for pedestrians here; sign in by Tuesday, January 12.
Answer: Baker side near Easley, where Snowmobiles are close to the Harriman, signs indicate speed limit, between 13 and 14km sign on Harriman
#2 D- Placed Dec.23, Removed: Wed. Jan. 6
Clue: This loop trail crosses what it was named after twice, go to the upper crossing and sign in by Tuesday January 5.
Answer: The upper Prairie creek crossing
#1 V- Placed: Dec.16, Removed: Wed, Dec 30
Clue: A simple knot used to form a fixed loop at the end of a rope; delete four letters and you have a known location on the nordic trails. Sign in by Tuesday, December 29
Answer: Bowline minus b,I,n,e =“Owl” Creek