Sept 30 was 60 degrees on the rim and 80 at the river, with lows on
the rim below freezing! Lets hope it holds.
Date- Saturday October 10
Meet up Friday
evening after sunset at Maswick Lodge for pre run pasta dinner.
Start at the South
Kaibab Trailhead 4 am
Start at the
South Kaibab Trailhead 7,000' 4 am
7 miles to
the Colorado River and Phantom Ranch 2,600' (water)
miles to the North Rim (water at Cottonwood, the pump station,
and Supai Tunnel. The water was also on at the N Rim Trailehad)
follows the Bright Angel Creek for much of the way so there are
opportunities to jump in to cool off, or fill up our water bottles
Tag the North Rim 8,000' and return to
Phantom Ranch (water) 14 miles following the Bright Angel Creek
River Trail 1 mile
Up the Bright Angel Trail to the South
Rim 10.5 miles (water at Indian Gardens 4.5 miles from rim, & rest
houses at 3 & 1.5 miles from the Rim)
Reach the Rim near
the Bright Angel Lodge, shower and then recovery dinner at Maswick
Total mileage will be
about 42 miles, with 11,000' for elevation gain.
It could be
over 100 degrees in the Canyon, and maybe 80 degrees on the Rims, so
we'll have to play it cool.
My goal would be to do this
in 16 hours. I am sure others are faster.
Spread the word,
perhaps we can get others to join us!
Marathon Maniacs Race Calendar
organized and no Cost!
What could be better?
Plan on carrying your own water and whatever supplies you may need.
At least three water bottles, grub, energy gels, camera, water purification system and a fanny pack is recommended.
I am bringing a flashlight and lots to eat. Phantom Ranch has sandwiches,
lemonade, candy, and other stuff if they are open when we go by.
very well be
essentials for Trail Running
Keep track of you own time for touching the North
Rim trailhead sign, and then the top of the Bright Angel Trail.
Runners and times (hours):
Dave Payten 14:45
David Forbes 15:14
highs of 86 in the Canyon and 60s on the rims so perfect weather for
running. 45 miles total.
This is a no fee, no shirt, no aid, no
organization, on your own run groups of friends run, so plan
on carrying your favorite method of hydration and some energy grub as
well! -- (And, of course) These are not races but rather just a group
of friends doing a fun run! You'll need to keep track of your own time, and we'll
post it here.
Sign up or more info?
Email Mike Mahanay
or call 206.931.4713