Start getting excited!
Saturday Feb 16: Middle distance courses at Ironwood
Sunday Feb 17: "Javelina Hustle" goat-style race at Catalina State Park
Monday Feb 18: "Cholla Chaser" handicapped mass start race at Catalina State Park
Tuesday Feb 19: Advanced courses on Rt 83 maps (Kentucky Camp, Box Canyon)
Wednesday Feb 20: Adventure / Rest day
Thursday Feb 21: Sprint trainings in Tucson
Friday Feb 22: Multi-loop at Arthur Pack
Saturday Feb 23: Desert sprints, motala (am) and night-o (pm) at Needle Vista (Phoenix)
Sunday Feb 24: Classic distance courses at First Water (Phoenix)
That sounds great -- I can't wait!
Night-O at "Needle Vista?" Sounds dangerous.
There are cacti there, for sure. (The Needle is a rock feature, not as sharp as the cacti.)
We had a Night-O in the same area last year. Everyone lived.
It's possible to have great vistas of other kinds of needles on almost all of the maps used for the SWSW! Thankfully they like to keep to themselves, mostly.