Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Loon Mountain - USA Mountain running championships

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Loon Mountain course description:

Starts behind the lodge, up the grass slope onto the cat track .2 with 200’ of climb
.3 on cat track drops 100’
.6 on cat track and trail climbs 290’ (1m to 2.8 miles are on somewhat muddy XC trails)
.3 on XC trail drops 80’
.6 on XC trail climbs 270’
.7 on XC trail drops 50’
.1 on XC trail drops 100’
The first tough climb is from 2.8 to 3.3 miles

.5 on cat track climbs 230’

.4 on cat track drops 80’
The 2nd tough climb is from 3.7 to 4.1 miles

.4 on grass climbs 450’

.1 on cat track drops 40’, this is a tough little drop which is a bit steep over the last 100 meters
The 3rd tough climb is from 4.2 to 5.1 miles (this one gets steeper as you climb and can be hot with no shade)

.9 on cat track climbs 740’

.6 on grass trail dropping 430’, this is the longest sustained drop but the footing is generally good the trickiest part is the start of the drop after the gondola where the footing isn’t very good and it is steep for 50 meters

The 4th tough climb is from 5.7 to 6.2 miles, no breaks, brutal climb
.5 on grass climbs 750’
Last 1/2 mile is not part of the 2016 course!


Kim Dobson said...

This information is so helpful, thanks!

Kyle Robidoux said...

This is incredibly helpful! Thanks and hope to meet you Sunday.