Lake Tahoe , Nevada
21MJuly 8th 06:00 AM 5,000 Ft. Elevation Gain
Course Description The start/finish is located at Davis Creek Regional Park Campground. This 10.5 mile journey to the top of Slide Mountain has over 5000' of climbing. The course begins with a gradual rise that traverses the lower contour of the mountain. This introduction doesn't last long before the climbing gets steeper and more technical especially after crossing Ophir Creek just a couple of miles into the trail. After crossing the creek, runners will continue uphill past intersections for Rock Lake and Upper Price Lake staying on the Ophir Creek Trail. Once above Upper Price Lake, the climbing starts to become more moderate and eventually easing just before connecting with the Tahoe Rim Trail. The TRT will take runners across Tahoe Meadows up to the TRT trail head parking area along Mt. Rose highway. The course then continues across the parking area onto the Tahoe Meadows Interpretive Trail leading everyone to Mt. Rose Campground. There is a brief section of pavement through the campground before accessing a dirt road that climbs steeply up the backside of Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe to the top of Slide Mountain at 9698'. Here at the top, the views will take your breathe away if the elevation already hasn't! Runners then retrace their steps back to the finish at Davis Creek Campground. This is a challenging trail with some very steep and technical sections that make it difficult to run, even downhill. Tahoe Dirt & Vert Series The Tahoe Dirt & Vert Series is just that, trail running to summits overlooking Lake Tahoe with lots of vert to get there! The series consists of 3 runs in 3 months. The Genoa Peak Madathon on June 10th is race #1, is 24 miles long, consists of over 6700' of elevation gain, starts in downtown Genoa at 4806' and summits Genoa Peak at 9150'. The second event, Creek2Peak, is July 8th and is approximately 21 miles long with over 5000' of climbing. The start/finish is at Davis Creek Campground and climbs to the summit of Slide Mountain at 9698'. The third and last run of the series is Capital Climb on August 5th and also has over 5000' of climbing. This event starts and finishes downtown Carson City and summits the top of Snow Valley Peak at 9218'. Awards will be given to top 3 overall M&F finishers and age division winners based on a point system through Ultrasignup. More information will be available soon on www.ascentruns.com.
Map InfoMap Address: New Washoe City, NV 89704, USA
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