I did some recon for the race yesterday, running from the Skunk Creek Saddle to East Mountain Lookout and back. 14.05 miles, 2:25, 3350' gain.
Felt stiff and tired from heaps of mountain running and woodcutting that has occupied my days of late. Made a point to walk many of the hills to see what it would do to my pace and heart rate, breathing, etc.
|Typical ATV trail on East Mt, generally fast with some "moondust" here and there. Lots of short and steep ups and downs.|
|3 miles in, I spied this spire to the east. Looks like some nice climbable cracks on there.|