About the ORRC PCT "100 in the Hood" 100 Mile Endurance Run
Wilderness trail ultramarathon on the pristine Pacific Crest Trail in Oregon. This is the inaugural running of this event – become a ultramarathon trailblazer! Beautiful Mountain views abound, with experiences to share for your lifetime. Website: www.pctultra.com.
A straight out and back to the north, followed by an out and back to the south, on the Pacific Crest Trail. There is 10,000 feet of elevation climb (in the aggregate). NORTH HALF - The initial 50 miles take you north on the Pacific Crest Trail from Timothy Lake Area to Mt Hood Timberline Lodge and back on the same trail. It has a 5,200 ft climb. This stretch is 99% on the PCT, very shaded and with a few road crossings. About half the distance has roots and rocks, and the rest is fast with good footing. In 2004 the course was wheeled and is pretty darn accurate. SOUTH HALF– the next 50 miles take you south on the Pacific Crest Trail from Timothy Lake Area through the Warm Springs Indian Reservation, and back to the Timothy Lake Area. More detail will be posted at the Event webpage. http://www.pctultra.com/100/index.htm
DIRECTIONS TO RACE START AREA
The race starts and finishes at the Clackamas Ranger station which is close to Timothy lake. Timothy Lake is located in Oregon, about 20 miles south of Mt. Hood. To get to the start, take Hwy 26 towards Mt Hood. Drive past Government Camp and continue south on Hwy 26 ten miles past the Hwy 35/Hwy 26 intersection to Hwy 42 (also marked as Skyline Rd and Timothy Lake). The Hwy 42 turnoff is close to the 66 mile mark on Hwy 26. The Clackamas Ranger station is 10 miles down Hwy 42, 1/4 mile past the Hwy 42/Hwy 57 intersection on Hwy 42. If you have a GPS, set it for 45.1111 latitude and -121.7730 longitude.
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