Sunday, December 14, 2008

Sun Mountain 50k Course Description

50k description

Start at chickadee
Turn leftt and head up Thompson ridge rd to little wolf creek rd and turn right
Turn left onto criss-cross
Left onto overland
Right onto criss-cross
Left onto overland
Right onto little wolf creek rd
Left onto yellowjacket
Right onto homestead
Immeadiate left onto fox
Left onto black bear
Pass the first grizzly hill junction
Right at the second grizzly hill junction
Left onto moose
At the lodge run down into the employee parking area (aid #1--6.5)
Exit aid #1 and run through grass field towards tennis courts and kraule
Take kraule back to black bear
Turn right onto black bear (runners will do this first section of black bear twice)
Pass both grizzly hill junctions and continue on black bear
Turn left and downhill towards the Winthrop trail on a short connector trail
Turn right and uphill on the Winthrop trail
Left onto patterson lake rd (aid #2 and #3--mile 11.8)
Left onto patterson mountain north connector trail
Left onto patterson mountain loop and follow clockwise to summit trail
Left onto summit trail
Stay on summit trail after summiting and drop down the far side on a dirt road
At the junction with another dirt road turn right and follow back to patterson loop trail
Turn left onto the patterson loop trail
Turn left onto the south connector trail towards the boat ramp
Turn right onto patterson lake rd
Turn left onto cabin trail (aid #2 and #3--mile 17.8)
Left onto patterson lake trail
Right onto rader creek
Left onto lower inside passage
Right onto Pete's Dragon
Right (briefly) onto upper inside passage
Left onto thompson ridge rd (aid #4 mile 23.1)
Left onto meadowlark
Right onto Bluejay
Right onto meadowlark
Right onto lower inside passage
Left onto magpie
Hard left onto chickadee
Finish at trailhead (mile 31.0)