Runners leave Granite Beach and continue north towards Twin Rocks and Auburn, CA. Runners will pass through Horseshoe Bar and Rattlesnake Bar. The route continues to Power Plant, Avery's Pond, Dowdin's Post, and arrives at the base of Cardiac Hill, then ascend up to Last Gasp to the Auburn Dam Overlook. Exiting the Overlook, runners descend on the Western States Trail to the notable 104 year old No Hands Bridge.
From No Hands Bridge, runners will cross Highway 49 at Lower Quarry, make your way to Auburn Lake Trails, Goat Hill and descend down to the Upper Highway 49 crossing. From Upper Highway 49, you will follow the WS trail back to the meadow which will then bring you down the luge as you return to No Hands Bridge.
From No Hands Bridge, runners will re-trace their footsteps back to the Auburn Overlook. From there, runners follow the trails back through Cardiac, Rattlesnake Bar, Horseshoe Bar, Twin Rocks to Beal’s Point to cross the finish line.
Be aware of runners and aid personnel on the trail, use different routes this weekend.
CLICK HERE for all information. This is a 100 mile race taking place on Saturday, November 5, 2016.