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Yakima Skyline Rim Course Preview/Spring Eastern WA Sun Run!

We'll get over to the sunny side of the mountains for a preview of the 25k course for the Yakima Skyline Rim race - known as Washington's hardest 50k (and, by extension, hardest 25k)! This run is no joke! 15.5 miles and a vertical mile of steep elevation gain (and loss).

Bring enough water and calories for 3.5 - 4.5 hours of running/hiking. It could be warm, and there are no accessible water sources on the course. The terrain is rocky with lots of exposure, and we'll have gorgeous views of the Yakima river and canyon the entire way.

Meet at the Issaquah Highlands P&R at 7 am for the carpool, or meet at the Umtanum Recreation Area at 9 for the run. The drive time is about 2 hours from Seattle.

Link and directions for the Issaquah Highlands P&R here: http://www.soundtransit.org/Rider-Guide/Issaquah-Highlands-PR

Directions to the trailhead: From I-90 take Exit 109 Hwy 821 (Canyon Road) south into the Yakima River Canyon. Umtanum Recreation Area is on the right, located at milepost 16, twelve miles south of Ellensburg.

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  • Emily S.

    Tough course, made tougher with sticky springtime mud and blowing-so-hard-I'm-barely-moving-forward winds. But worth it for the excellent company, the otherworldly eastern Washington landscape and the opportunity to escape the pouring rain for half a day! Thanks to Angel and Tim for organizing, and to Tim for not driving off the road despite the snow, rain and early start.

    3 · April 7, 2013

  • Melody M.

    Looking forward to this! I'll be at the P&R at 7am!

    April 6, 2013

    • Angel Rossi M.

      It was so nice running with you today. I'm already looking forward to next time!

      1 · April 7, 2013

  • Steven K.

    Sorry everyone but yesterday was a long day and I slept through my alarm. :( Have a good run.

    April 7, 2013

    • Angel Rossi M.

      We missed you Steven! Believe it or not the weather there was not rainy and we even saw some sun! The pass was pretty miserable though.

      April 7, 2013

  • Tim M.

    oh, and my number is[masked] if there are any urgent messages in the morning.

    April 6, 2013

  • Tim M.

    55 and rainy tomorrow, so prep accordingly! Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow. If folks get a chance to print out directions from the P&R to Umtanum Rec. Area it'll help, because I'll just have one set. See you at 7!

    April 6, 2013

  • Boram K.

    Ah, I wish I could join this run! Have fun tomorrow!

    1 · April 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be at the P&R as well!

    April 6, 2013

  • Edgardo

    See ya at Issaquah P&R at 7:00 am!

    1 · April 6, 2013

  • Matt H.

    I have to wimp out. Still too gimpy from the Badger hunting expedition last weekend.

    April 6, 2013

  • Evan

    Planning to carpool from the Issaquah P&R, assuming there will be a car seat available.

    April 2, 2013

  • Kelly Fox V.

    I'm so psyched for this! Does anyone else think it would be fun/feasible to shuttle cars and run it as a point-to-point, one way across the 50K course instead? It may be more trouble than it's worth... I just love seizing opportunities not to have to retrace my steps. (o:

    March 21, 2013

    • Tim M.

      okay - so I guess I spoke too soon - here (I think) are driving directions from the 50k start to the turnaround - about 40 minutes one way so it would be a bit of an ordeal to do a car drop - though not necessarily if we had two groups, one going each direction and exchanging keys in the middle. My inclination is still to just go w/the 25k course for ease of coordination with a big group but folks are certainly welcome to chime in.

      April 1, 2013

    • Kelly Fox V.

      Tim - Oops, I definitely didn't mean to create a bunch of legwork for you to follow up on. For whatever reason, I was thinking it would be pretty simple. It sounds like it probably isn't, particularly with coordinating with several people who may be moving at varied speeds... so no worries. Let's just stick with the original plan. Thanks for looking into it! It was a nice idea!
      Kelly

      April 2, 2013

  • Scott

    I have my final scuba dive check out test. Have fun!!! Looking forward to hooking up with you guys soon!

    April 1, 2013

  • Tim M.

    Hey all - I'm really looking forward to this one! Here's a link to a Google doc with the step-by-step directions. I'll bring some copies and a map or two, but I'd recommend printing it out to bring along. (let me know if there are any problems accessing it!) https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B5cbao3zQ-K1elBhOGVhenpMdXc/edit?usp=sharing

    2 · April 1, 2013

  • Tim M.

    Hey folks - I'm really looking forward to this run - one of the prettiest spots in the state in my opinion (and maybe my favorite Rainshadow race - even though it's ridiculously tough)! Here's a link to the course from the race website - we'll be following the 25k route. Those of you who are racing it will get a great taste of the experience. http://yakimaskylinerim.blogspot.com/p/course.html

    1 · March 21, 2013

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