march first will mark the start of smoke chasing this year... registration opens at the end of next week. rules have changed a little - need to get a few more stops to be considered a finisher. in addition, you don't have to get a minimum number of stops in a state for the different finishing levels. well, technically the minimum is one stop for the state to count but you have to do that anyway!!
i don't have any grand illusions about being a contender for the top finisher this year. i'll just pick a finishing level i think i can achieve and go for that. for me, it's not necessarily about finishing at the top but picking a goal and hitting it. it's all in fun and last year i did manage to get a prize because of the draw-based system used to give out prizes.
i'm also trying aiming to put a team in this year. minimum number of members for a team is five. i have three right now including me!! what will it say about me if i can't get five?? yikes!!
so, next week is registering and then waiting for the beginning of march...