Ultra Trails Lake Tahoe
By Johannes Griesshammer, TMS Staff
Forget your notions of Northstar being gentle terrain. Two laps on the steepest rock gardens Mount Pluto can dish out quickly set the tone for the start of the race. 5000 feet of vert over the first 12 miles got my blood pumping, and my cooldown from that was a rolling jog along the eastern end of the Western States Trail. A steep hop skip and jump up The Wall brought me to my favorite part of the run; Painted Rock. After that I started counting the miles (bad choice) across the Rim Trail, until I crossed back in to Northstar at Sawmill Flats, and finished in 8:25. Thanks to Chaz and the rest of the crew at Epic Endurance Events for putting on a fantastic and challenging course!
100 mile, 50 mile, 50K, 25K
Start and finish at the Village at Northstar
The 100-mile UTLT race is a UTMB qualifying race worth 6 points!
Former park ranger turned writer/marketer. Always down for a sufferfest, as long as it ends with ice cream. Favorite activities include backcountry skiing, trail running, and backpacking.