Nope, clearcut is on the right. Turn off the main road, through ditch, it's about 100' wide into the clear cut and turns into single track after about 100m.
Maybe you guys need a Sherpa to lead you around next year Glad you made it back in time for dinner, even with 2 flats!
Yeah, that bit messed us up too. We popped out onto the road just a bit early where it looks like a clearcut, but if you turned left and went another couple hundred meters, the clearcut was indeed on the right and the trail clearly marked. Not that we would have found it quickly either, had it not been for that being the exact spot we found our buddy on the DRZ riding the route in reverse (see the "need Vreg thread" He made a pretty handy turnpoint marker for us.