Saturday, Dec 29, 2018 @ 7:00 AM
This Event Took Place Sat. Dec 29, 2018

PHOTOS AND VIDEOS

VIDEO:
https://youtu.be/lXEeU-meTw4

THE FACES OF SUCCESS:
link

DETAILS

JOIN US for our SIXTH annual Mt. Wilson "Make it a double" challenge.


THIS IS A TRAINING RUN AND AN OPPORTUNITY TO END THE YEAR WITH OUR TRAIL RUNNING BUDDIES.

READ ALL DETAILS. SPACE LIMITED. REGISTRATION REQUIRED!

Wrap the year up with a kick of elevation gain with some friends!
My hopes are that 2019 brings pleasant temps and sunny skies!





J

(1-3 summits the price is the same)

We feel blessed that you support this event year after year, and to celebrate our good health, the mutual love for the mountains and the family we share it with, we are using this event to give back to one’s less fortunate and bring some presents for you too. 

* A portion of the proceeds will benefit “Big City Mountaineers.” An organization committed to bringing under privileged youth on backpacking trips that change their perspective on life.

http://www.bigcitymountaineers.org/

This event is not about being the first to complete the challenge. It was created to challenge ourselves on a high level with the added value of allowing us to spend time with one another without the pressure of competition. YOU ARE ALL WINNERS! 

Come for one summit...challenge yourself to two... or go nuts with three. 

There is no official start time and is self-supported, there will be a hard turn down time at 3pm at Orchard camp so we can gather for raffle at 4pm and have a picnic together.

Recap - 
2014: I wanted to challenge myself to a double Mt. Wilson summit from Lizzies Inn and didn't want to do it alone. 40 friends and family answered my calling to conquer the mountain and we did.

2015: I was blown away by the huge outpouring of attendees and humbled by so many crazy people out there that I call family.

2016: Mother Nature delivered a heck of a rain storm and you guys still came and said how beautiful it was. You’re legally crazy! I embraced your support and I celebrated YOU! “Swag and made a difference in kid’s lives.”

2017: Meatball sandwiches, Big City Mountaineers, Julbo, Salomon, fun times (maybe a volunteer at the top with Jolly Rancher haha) we’ll see.


2018: Triples were on everyone's minds, great weather, and a few were so determined to get their double in they finished at dusk.

WHAT AM I GETTING MYSELF INTO?

WHAT YOU’RE GETTING YOURSELF INTO:
50K Distance (28 miles... remember Ultras are a "range" of distance)
10k Climb
1 AWESOME FAMILY!
1 TON OF FUN!

WHAT'S IN IT FOR ME?

1-3 Crazy summits
1 Demo LOWA GTX trail running shoes and opportunity to buy at $40., taste Sasquatch fuel's dehydrated meals, WX2 swag, LOWA swag and Celebrate the mountains with our Ultra Family
Make new friends
Post summit picnic in the park (food and drinks provided)
(random swag…)
BIG elevation gain run (and sore legs to start off the new year)

SPONSORS

Sasquatch Fuel
LOWA Boots

RULES

Myself, your running buddy, Mother Nature and/or the city of Sierra Madre is not responsible for any injuries or misfortunes that may occur during WX2. 
All levels are welcome
This is not a race! There is no timing chip.
You don't have to do even one summit... 1/2, 1, 2 or 3 summits welcome
Start time: You make the start time. Plan to finish between 2-4 to have a picnic together
Hard turnaround time at Orchard Camp at 3pm

If you start before I get there YOU MUST TEXT ME your name and start time 818-523-6104
There is opportunity to buy extra raffle tickets at event
THERE IS NO ALCOHOL ALLOWED at this event
Turn your wheels at the curb or you’ll be ticketed
Respect the neighborhood and be quiet 
This is a self-supported challenge assume there is no water at the top. (your car is your aid station at the bottom and I’ll have CarboPro at the tent)
There is ZERO tolerance for pushing, shoving or being rude to ANYONE! (don't make me give you the "stink" eye!"
Bring enough water and nutrition for an 8 hr day
Don’t stash food, water or clothing on the trail
If you see someone’s stashed bottle or trash. Please help me by picking it up.
Please don’t get lost
You will have the utmost respect for hikers and others not in event on the trail with us. “Say Hello”
There will be a clip board (location to be determined) to check your name and time you are on the trail
YOU are responsible for marking your name on clipboard, therefore I know where you are on the mountain at all times.
There will be a sweep this year. If you are able to talk… please don’t argue with this person.

COURSE

Strava link (copy and paste)

https://www.strava.com/activities/456965386/shareable_images/map_based?hl=en-US&v=1451186037

It is not marked because I don’t want graffiti on the trail Use the strava link above

WATCH FOR EMAIL FRIDAY DEC 27 AS COURSE MAY BE ALTERED BECAUSE OF SNOW Start at Lizzie's Inn @ Mt. Wilson trail, at first water fork go left (not to waterfall), at Orchard Camp hang a hairpin turn to the left to the bench, turn left, it’ll bring you to a fire road make a right, when the fire road curves left under towers make a right to go up the single track (it's prettier) this will take you to the Wilson summit parking lot…. Return down… and then up one more time. "Easy Peasy"

ALL OF THIS COULD OCCUR

Deep drop offs
Wildlife: Bears, snakes, pumas etc
Sharp rocks
Hikers (do NOT speed by!!! slow your pace and pass respectively) 
Dehydration
Blind turns 
Pointy bushes
poison oak
bugs
Freezing temperatures
Blistering hot
Irritability at Cyndi for creating this event 

WEATHER

Weather at Mt. Wilson summit:

http://www.mountain-forecast.com/peaks/Mount-Wilson-California/forecasts/1741

HASTAGS

#WX2

WHAT TO BRING

During event:
(everything you normally do... and this)
Your great amazing wonderful self
NEW: MESS KIT; cup for hot beverage, plate or bowl, fork and spoon. flashlight
emergency blanket
cell phone with my number plugged in
water
nutrition

TRAIL GATE PARTY
camp chair
blanket
gloves
puffy jacket
dry clothes
(optional side dish to share)

NONPROFIT BENEFICIARY

BIG CITY MOUNTAINEERS

A portion of the proceeds will benefit “Big City Mountaineers.” An organization committed to bringing under privileged youth on backpacking trips that change their perspective on life.

http://www.bigcitymountaineers.org/

Local time: 1:50 PM
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