Monday, May 18, 2009
wolf creek/ mt gardner/ chelan sawtooth wilderness
20 mile run in the chelan sawtooth wilderness with an optional 5 or so mile (round trip) scramble to the the top of north mount gardner (el. 8956--highest point in okanogan county). no aid, no drop bags, get water from creeks, carry everything you might need, etc.
the route follows the wolf creek trail just outside of winthrop, wa(15-20 minute drive). the run has about 3000 ft of elevation gain and the scramble adds another 3000ft. this whole adventure usally takes me 6-7 hours. there will be snow on the scramble but that makes climbing easier and the desecent faster! there also will probably be a mile or two of knee deep snow starting at mile 6 or so where the trail doesn't get much sun. and the route is an out and back so we'd have to go back down thru the snow on the way out. this is a fun, scenic, and runnable trail. and the views from the top are incredible!! the early forecast is for partly sunny and in highs the 70s.
we'll meet at trailhead at 8am. email me to rsvp, or for questions and to set up carpool from winthrop. check back for more details (coming soon) and updates.
and there will be a run on sunday too probably in the 10-15 mile range near my house.