Just before dawn at the First Connecticut Lake in Pittsburg there’s the sound of a loon and competitors are gathering for the North Country Endurance Challenge.
It’s an all-day race combining kayaking, running forested trails and mountain biking. And it is an effort to boost the economy of the North Country.
Racers have a choice of courses and how they wish to tackle them.
The longer “premier” course will cover about 63 miles.
A “sprint” course is about 30 miles.