"Is the Millbrook trail the same as last year or is that new? If so, is that to make it harder?"
the route out to millbrook is new this year and consensus has it to be vastly superior to the route ran the previous 3 years. it was not intended to be harder and i don't believe that it is - in fact, I'm guessing the route to be about 2 miles shorter. It does take in a bit more single track, but for the most part it's not too difficult. The sections from Mud pond to Lake Awosting & later, the Coxing Trail (Millbrook to Trapps CW) are some of the finest & enjoyable single track runs around. Great you guys are considering it - always a fun day.