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mr.radon

Wonderland Trail in 48hrs?

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I spoke to an ultra-marathon dude I met on the trail who had done the western states 100. He made it sound like doing the Wonderland in under 24 would be a walk in the park (relatively speaking), even self-supported. He said something about a "Plain 100" here in WA that is self-supported and a bit harder.

 

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The Western States Endurance Run is a point to point, with 4000 feet of net descent (18,000 up, 22,000 down), which I guess makes it easier than the Wonderland, except that it goes to a higher altitude. I thought that the regional 100 miler was about the same. It's true that the 24 hour goal for a 100 mile trail run is very middle-of-the-pack, so far as organized events are concerned. But I'd still be very pleased with myself if I could do it.

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...and to accurately report his time at 24:01 shows the true integrity of this guy. (No Dan -, he!) Holy shit, that one extra minute would have been hard to accept! What a great report he wrote too.

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Pencil_Pusher said:

How is the Wonderland in comparison, as far as the vertical gain/loss? Radon stated 24k of gain/loss but how much is gain?

 

It's a loop, you start and end at the same place (at least that's what I was assuming.)

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Ursa_Eagle said:

Pencil_Pusher said:

How is the Wonderland in comparison, as far as the vertical gain/loss? Radon stated 24k of gain/loss but how much is gain?

 

It's a loop, you start and end at the same place (at least that's what I was assuming.)

 

Therefore, 12K gain 12K loss. thumbs_up.gifwave.gif

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Ah... I just checked.

 

24K gain and 24K loss. thumbs_up.gifwave.gif

 

or if you don't like calling it "gain" and "loss" you can call it "ascended" and "descended" Geek_em8.gif

 

 

wonderland_map.jpg

 

This map doesn't show the route starting/ending at the same elevation. wazzup.gif

 

 

 

 

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