High elevation race puts the “endure” into enduro
Words by Michele Lamelin, Photos by Called To Creation
Running at high elevation, the event featured a course that put the “endure” into enduro, with arduous transfer climbs (no lift access!) and technically demanding timed downhill stages on chunky, dusty and loose terrain. The 7 mile course for beginners and juniors included 1500’ of climbing and 2 downhill stages, while all other categories took on 14 miles, with 3000’ of climbing and 3 challenging descents.
The three day event featured camping, meals, live music, an outdoor movie screening of Arrival, sponsor expo area, and the infamous bonus stage 4—a refreshing plunge into a nearby swimming hole.
A $5000 purse went to the pros and all winners received …