Joined: 23 Apr 2015
Texas, United States
|Posted: Thu 23 Apr 2015 02:53 am GMT
A friend and I are considering following the Hardrock 100 route a week before the race (July 4th weekend).
Is anyone planning to do this run the same weekend?? If so - please let us know!
If anyone has done this before- we'd love to speak with you about it!
We are hoping to break the race up into more manageable sections of ~25 miles each (basically, so we're only running during the day). The problem we are encountering is that the section between Grouse Gulch and Silverton is ~40 miles, and there is no way to do that in <13 hours unless one is Killian Jornet! Does anyone know if there are any places to stay the night roughly in between these two locations (i.e. near Sherman, CO)? I know it's a far stretch, but we're looking for ideas...
The other three legs seem quite manageable!
Thanks for reviewing!
[edited: Thu 23 Apr 2015 02:53 am]
Joined: 25 Aug 2006
Utah, United States
|Posted: Thu 07 May 2015 04:05 pm GMT
I haven't done a "softrock" before (or Hardrock) but I'm planning to pace my brother-in-law at Hardrock this year, so I've been thinking off and on about logistics myself.
What about doing that 40 mile stretch ultralight/fastpacking style (making it an overnighter)?
You'll be going slower carrying packs but long distance hiking/walking might be better than trying to run 4 days straight 1 week before the race. Just my opinion: I've always been a "2-3 week taper" loyalist :) Anyway, staying overnight would also give you additional high-altitude acclimatization.