Looks like an interesting location. Would have been worth the drive.
jealous you're doing this race! love the Shawnee area! we have land in southern IL that touches Shawnee, and there are some really cool, gorgeous areas there.
it's a super small race this year but i hope it goes well for the RD and returns for next year.
Definitely bummed to be missing this one and REALLY want John to bring it back next year. He does good tough nav and that area is awesome. I suppose one upside to low turnout is that he can have some significant course overlap next year and for most teams it will be all new.