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Mt Rainier - Chinook Pass to Stevens Canyon

You are invited to the Chinook Pass to Stevens Canyon Run. Approximately 19 miles. We will start at Tipsoe Lake parking lot. Hydration bring iodine or water filter, Nutrition bring 800 calories. Plan on 4 to 5 hour run.

Meeting either at Balanced Athlete 5:30 AM or Tipsoe Lake at 7:30 AM.

Angel and Tim Mathis are camping at White River the night before and joining us in the morning. You are welcome to camp as well.

Bring; Clothing if weather turns bad or gets windy and cold. Shell, hat, gloves, extra layer to stay warm.

IF you have any questions call me at[masked]



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  • Brandon S.

    Despite the slight mixup in navigation it was a great run. Wasn't too sure I was in shape to do over 30 miles but apparently flavor-blasted goldfish are a secret super-food that carried us home. Thanks to Win and Shamai for the inventive route, the motivation and the company!

    September 10, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yes, it was an adventure that's for sure! Don't worry about it Win...stuff happens. I'm just glad it all turned out OK. Plus I now have full confidence in my marathon...and ultra-marathon capabilities! I'll see you again very soon : )

    September 10, 2012

  • Win Van P.

    Misty and Mystical run, beautiful wildflowers and yummy blue berries.
    Big lesson for me. No excuses. Came into the run exhausted from a busy week at work and sleep deprivation. Got up and make lunch for the run. And proceeded to forget my lunch on the kitchen counter..hummm not good. Needed those calories. Took off on the run and forgot one of my water bottles..... estúpido !
    Part way through the run I took a wrong turn. Figured it out when we asked a couple how close we were to The Stevens Canyon entrance. They are on your way to White Pass. Ouch!
    Low on food and a long way back. By the grace of God we ran into some hunters who had packed in supplies with 7 horses. They were very kind to give us 3 bagels, 3 candy bars and a bag of fish crackers. They saved our butts. Shamai and Brandon were great troopers and completed their longest ultra. I haven't out the distance yet, but we went over 32 miles.
    Lesson learned!

    September 10, 2012

  • Angel Rossi M.

    I had a great time with some unexpected adventures! I'm just glad none of us got attacked by a bear. :)

    September 10, 2012

  • Brandon S.

    I don't mind driving tomorrow from balanced athlete and have room for two more. Looking forward to a good run

    September 8, 2012

  • Angel Rossi M.

    Also, there is a 50k loop option which Tim and I and some others will be doing. So if you want to go long, we'd love it if you joined us.

    September 6, 2012

  • Angel Rossi M.

    I hope LOTS of people join us at White River. It's a first come first served camp site so get there early in the day if you want to get a site.

    September 5, 2012

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