This is what Ed LaRoche wrote to the Yahoo SERA news group.
The NATRA Enduro will be fun/tough and hot. The actual trail isn't too tough because we had 2 "C" riders complete the entire trail last Sunday. There are no impossible sections, but the trail will be challenging. Be sure to hydrate. The temperatures are expected to be in the upper 80s. The trails in the woods are considerabley cooler. All trails are in the woods, there are no clear cut sections.
The parking area is 25 acres and was bush-hogged early this week. The area had some rain early in the week which should keep the dust down. We rode the entire trail Sunday and had no dust problems. I followed 5 other riders and my goggles were clear the entire time. Most of the trail is single track. There are some 4 wheeler trails. As the web site shows there is 2 three mile sections of road to connect the separate pieces of property. The single track and 4 wheeler trails should not have any dust. The area is hard pack on some trails. There are rocks so don't run your tires with too little pressure.
By the way, remember that Flatlanders are welcome. At NATRA "we don't need no stinking Moguls!" All riders will be in "single track heaven" for the majority of the ride.
NATRA 2005 Enduro Information
1. Course length = 51.25 actual miles 2. No short course cut-off 3. Concessions available at campground (there are no local eateries). 4. Kids may ride the Pee Wee course on Sunday with Adult supervision only. 5. Water will be available at the gas stop 6. No speeding on Public roads during Enduro (25MPH max) 7. Route sheet available at Enduro 8. Bring your transponders. There will be a test at one check. 9. Kids race will be bar code scored. 10. Flatlanders are welcome!