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10th Annual Potto Raid: a Delightful Challenge

The Potto Raid on the Potawatomi Trail was a success once again.

About 20 showed up to attempt various portions of the 18-mile-long trail or even the whole thing. ...Or just the party afterward!

It's self-supported and we expect to take 3 to 4 hours to finish. That's a long time for "just" 18 miles, but the Poto is hillier and trickier than most trails…

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