Limited time is the only reason I can think of to go to Wells instead of Gay City. It's not that the map is outdated, by the way, it was ludicrous the day it was made. Charlie was supposed to set courses there for an A-meet and I was vetter, but we couldn't make any sense of the brand new map and refused to use it (we moved the meet to a different map). The original version was notoriously bad, as well.
That’s comforting, I thought I was hallucinating at times.
We need some sort of pre-race map rating tool. I would have headed down to Gay City had I known Wells was a bit of a mess.
That one took a little head-scratching, but I think the meet was April 2006. (The long course day moved, but there was still sprints or something at Wells.)
The Wells map existed as a B/W way back, first color was 1985 for a Troll Cup, map by Roger Underwood. The '06 map was a redo.
Gay City is an iconic place, totally deserving to be listed in the AP thread of must-go-places, the map was pretty decent back in 1998 @ Troll Cup.
Have nothing to say about the other one, never been there.
I believe Wells has also had some recent work from Jon Campbell. Terrain there looks more technically challenging than Gay City, but if the map isn't accurate, all the detail in the world doesn't help.
I think all Jon did was update the trails; there was too much else to do in the short time he had to make emergency updates.