Thursday, June 23, 2011

Blessed with to much Snow

Last week at Island Lake

Today at Lands End Road on top of Mesa
With the hot weather the snow has started to melt fast but where still a month behind. So there is going to be two course changes. One effects all distances and the second only effects the 100 milers. The first changes is we are not going to use the Drop off section . This is the section from flowing park back to the granby aid station. Instead you will return  the same way you come out to flowing park.   The second changes is the Anderson lake to Mesa lake  loop. Instead of doing a loop it will be an out and back to Mesa lake. the reason for this section being changes is there is still 3' to 5' of snow in the trees and the section from Mesa lake back to Anderson lake could be a mud bog on race day.  the drop of f section has a couple of reason for not being used  one is safety the road up to the bottom is almost impassable and if we had to get an injured runner out it would be very difficult, also the trail has several washouts and a lot off trees down.

I will have the course directions on the website updated this weekend.

Phil B


  1. Thanks for the update Phil.

    Does this mean the 100 mile race won't have the big drop and climb at mile 50?

    Are there many stream crossings on the course?


    broomfield, co

  2. The big climb is still in at 50 miles the big drop and climb near the end is out. There are several stream crossings, four sometimes 5 between mile 11 and 21 and on the way back between 90 and 100.

    Phil B