Monday, July 25, 2011

2011 Results

Results for the 2011 Grand Mesa 100.
We had 13 Starters for the 100 and  7 Finishers. For the 50 miler we had 16 Starters and 14 Finisher.
For the 37 We had 17 Starters and all Finished. The times and place are on the website.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Its Over

We would like to thank all the runners and crew who came out and gave our race try. I will get the results up tomorrow. Now Its time to sit back and relax.

  Phil B

Friday, July 15, 2011

trail marking

We will begin trail marking tomorrow. Starting with Kannah creek. If your in town and want tag along drop me an email.  signup ends tomorrow at midnight.

Phil B

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

crag crest

The FS finished clearing the lower loop today. The updated course directions are on the web site, and the maps page has the course broken down into each section in the order you will run them. depending on the distance you are running.


Sunday, July 10, 2011

Camp grounds

There are 3 forest service campgrounds within a mile of the start. they are
Cobbett lake, Island Lake, and Little Bear.  Island lake has 4wheeler access
so it can be a little noise.

Phil B


There are a few people looking for pacers if you want to pace . leave a comment or email me and I will pass along your Info.

Trail update

The FS trail crew is kicking ass. They have about a 1/2 to 3/4 mile off this left to clear.
When they are done it looks like this.
Other useful information . there have been fresh bear tracks on every trail I checked last week, even along the top of crag crest. Be alert at dawn and dusk.

I recommend  having dry shoes  in your drop bags at flowing park for 50 and 100 milers
37 milers your just going to go back thru the water right away. All the reservoirs between the
lodge and flowing park are full and running over the spillways so the creek crossing are about knee deep.
Phil B

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Talked with the FS service about the downed trees and they are going to try and clear the trail before race day. If they can not get it cleared we will be using the road.

Phil  B

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Trail conditions: the good ,the bad, and the ugly

The good most of the course has cleared up nicely.
The bad there will be some snow left on the crag crest loop. but its not to bad early in the morning it is pretty firm and no post holing.
The ugly The lower loop  of the crag crest trail is impassable .

Grand Mesa 100 hurdle section

Looking down from the crest at the blow down section

There was a big blow down this winter that wiped out the lower loop of the crag crest trail. We are working on two options for this section of the race. The upper loop is in good condition other than some snow drifts, we cleared all the downed  trees on the upper loop yesterday. The first option is there is a road that parallels the lower loop and we are trying to get permission to use the road to complete the loop. the only problem with this is part of the road is on private property . the second option is to do an out and back on the upper loop.
The first option is preferred . I will keep you up to date on this.  Everything else is looking good.

Phil B.