Hello everybody, it’s WXC rider Rachel Gutish, back again with another Rider Review. In these articles, I will describe the race from a rider’s perspective. This gives both an “inside look” at what racers at this round were dealing with, and helpful information for riders who may be considering riding this race in the future. Nestled in a valley deep in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Steele Creek has been a longtime stop for the GNCC series – seventeen years now. While many may remember Steele Creek for the tremendous congestion that would result when trying to enter or exit the faculty, a new road built into the campground has made that almost nonexistent. Parking space can still be a struggle, and it is a long walk to from one end of camp to the other. The amenities are pretty nice tough. Since this is an actual campground, there are RV hookups, decent roads, a creek for kids to swim in, and in some spots, shower and bathroom facilities.