Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Bighorn Trail 100 Mile Run

The Bighorn Trail 100 Mile Run is an arduous trail run that will take place in the Little Bighorn – Tongue River areas of the Bighorn National Forest. Starting time for the event will be 11 AM, Friday June 15, 2012, with a 34 hour (average pace of 2.94 mph) time limit to finish the event. Runners must be prepared for potential extreme temperature variation and weather conditions during the event with possible temperatures exceeding 100 degrees Fahrenheit during the day in the canyons and well below freezing at night in the mountains. The course is wild and scenic traversing territory inhabited by elk, deer, moose, bears, cougars, mountain lions, and rattlesnakes with the potential for wildlife encounters with runners. Crew access points on parts of the course are limited and the runner should be prepared to carry a fanny pack and or other necessary equipment to ensure their ability to safely traverse difficult remote mountainous trails in potentially unpredictable weather conditions. The course is an out-and-back consisting of 76 miles of single track trail, 16 miles of rugged double track jeep trail, and 8 miles of gravel road with approximately 17,500 feet of climb and 18,000 feet of descent.

The Ogden Boy's took charge of the Big Horn Mountain Range!!!

9th 1079 Cory Johnson 10:02:00 15:04:28 4:36:05 10:43:12 24:43:12 46 M Ogden 14:00

t0th 1121 Tom Remkes 10:02:00 15:04:39 4:35:47 10:43:12 24:43:12 49 M Ogden 14:00

11th 1147 Bryce Warren 10:02:00 15:04:53 5:03:30 10:53:31 24:53:31 40 M Ogden 14:00

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Squaw Peak 50-mile Trail Run

COURSE: It is a very challenging, difficult and scenic loop course through the Wasatch Mountains above Provo, Utah. The trail will be marked. It consists of - dirt trails (43%), dirt roads (38%) and some paved (19%). The paved sections are: The first 2.1 miles from the start at Vivian Park down the Provo River Trail to the first Aid Station. Then at the 22.7 mile mark, for 3.7 miles when you come out onto the Hobble Creek Road, and the last 3.7 down to the finish.

There is over 14,000+/- ft. of elevation gain and loss, with 5 major climbs varying from 1100 ft to nearly 3000 ft. The first starts at mile 2.1. A series of climbs takes you up 2700 ft. over 5 miles to an overlook of Squaw Peak. Check out the Trail Map and Course Elevation Profile page to see what the course looks like. The last and most difficult climb takes you from the top of Berryport Canyon, to the high point of the course just before and above Windy Pass at about 9300 ft.

Depending upon which topo map you look at there are two different trails in this section. On the 7.5 minute series (1:24000) the trail around peak x9297 goes around to the north. Both 30X60 minute series (1:100,000) maps I have used, show the trail going across the south face of peak x2834 (meters). The one on the south side is the trail we use on Race day by which time there should be little if any snow on this side, as you approach the high point of the course about a mile before Windy Pass . From here the course drops almost 4000 ft over the next 9+ miles back to the Finish at Vivian Park.
Cory Johnson last reported finishing the race at station 11 at 15:22:54Runner finished the race in 10 hours, 21 minutes, 54 seconds (10:21:54)

Left0Start (Vivian Park)0START05:01:002Hope Campground5.5806:03:0006:03:003Rock Canyon11.8807:06:0007:06:004Buckley Draw15.4507:48:0007:49:005Spring Creek20.6508:48:0008:40:006Pole Heaven Gate25.309:47:0009:47:007Spring Creek Canyon29.810:37:0010:38:008Buckley Draw/Oregon Ave33.52No RecordNo Record9Rock Canyon Trailhead38.912:39:0012:41:0010Hope Campground44.814:23:0014:25:0011Finish (V. Park)5015:22:54FINISH

I was somewhere around 10th to 15th place. Out of 200-300... I was feeling GOOD!