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Mt Disappointment 25K & 50K Course Descriptions for 2016

Parking will be at the Mt. Wilson parking lot. The start of the 25K, 50K and 50-Mile will be in the parking lot at 7:00 a.m.; it will then proceed down Mt. Wilson Road to Eaton Saddle. All runners will follow dirt road through the old Mueller Tunnel to Markum Saddle, where they will be surrounded by a 360° panoramic view of 7 peaks, which include Occidental Peak, Mt. Lowe, Muir Peak, Brown Mountain, Mt. Markham, San Gabriel Peak, and of course, Mt. Disappointment. From Markham Saddle, runners will take the Upper San Gabriel Peak Trail going past San Gabriel Peak (6000 ft) up to the paved road. Runners follow along the paved road in front of Mt. Disappointment to Lower San Gabriel Peak Trail, on to Mt. Wilson Road, then down to the Red Box Aid Station #1 (mile 5.7).

25K Runners leave Red Box Aid Station on the tree-covered Red Box Fire Road all the way to the West Fork Aid Station (mile 10.8). Upon leaving Westfork, all 25K runners take the Gabrielino Trail going west to the base of the Kenyon Devore Trail. The final climb, which offers spectacular views, ascends the Kenyon Devore Trail (1910 ft in 3.1 miles) up to the Mt. Wilson Summit 25K Finish (mile 16.2 with 11:35 a.m. cut-off).

50K Runners leave Red Box Aid Station on the Gabrielino Trail to Switzer’s Picnic Area. Runners exit up the paved road to the trail leading to Clear Creek Aid Station (mile 10.8). Runners exit Clear Creek and go up Josephine Fire Road to Colby Canyon Trail head (Josephine station at mile 13.3). Continue on Colby Canyon Trail to Strawberry Peak Trail encircling Strawberry Peak past Mt. Lawlor and onto Red Box Aid Station (mile 21.1 with 1:10 p.m. cut-off).

50K Runners leave Red Box Aid Station on the tree-covered Red Box Fire Road all the way to the West Fork Aid Station (mile 26.2). Upon leaving Westfork, all 50K runners take the Gabrielino Trail going west to the base of the Kenyon Devore Trail. The final climb, which offers spectacular views, ascends the Kenyon Devore Trail (1910 ft in 3.1 miles) up to the Mt. Wilson Summit 50K Finish (mile 31.6 with 5:00 p.m. cut-off).

Course Maps

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Course map - 25K
Course map - 50K

25K Logistics and profile
50K Logistics and profile

 

Cut-off times will be enforced

25K Mileage

25K Cut-off

50K Mileage

50K Cut-off

 

Red Box #1

5.2 mi

8:30 am

5.2 mi

8:30 am

 

Clear Creek

N/A

N/A

10.3 mi

10:05 am

 

Red Box #2

N/A

N/A

20.6 mi

1:10 pm

 

Westfork

10.3 mi

10:00 am

25.7 mi

2:50 pm

 

Finish

15.7 mi

11:35 am

31.1 mi

4:30 pm

 

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