Cougar Mountain: Red Town Trailhead

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Frontcountry Trail Run - Cougar Mountain Loop

Wilderness Peak Lolipop in the dark

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  • Easy/Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.7 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,500 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 1,600 ft
  • Pace: 15 min / mile -- walk up hills

Red Town Trailhead

https://goo.gl/maps/CxNyTTXpBbGLZcQH8

Please arrive @ 3:00PM and be ready to run @3:15PM

Note:  I had previously scheduled this as an "after work" run -- however I have since learned that officially Cougar Mountain Park is open from Dawn to Dusk and there is a risk of cars in the parking lot after sunset being ticketed and locked in.   

So I've revised the timing to complete before sunset.   


Longer, but easy going trail run intended for ski tourer's getting in shape for ski season.   However all are welcome.   Route starts with a little hill, which we will walk up. Then the next mile and half are flatish so we will jog along to get nicely warmed up,  we then climb 900+ feet in a mile and a half with some rolls,  walking or jogging -- we will regroup at all trail intersections and  tops of hills.
The return portion will use the Clay hole trail  for much of the descent -- this trail is an old road, so a bit wider, so may be slightly easier to descend -- but with the goal of preseving knee cartalige, the trip leader will continue a modest pace on the descent. 

Route maps:

https://www.gaiagps.com/map/?loc=13.3/-122.1187/47.5265&pubLink=OEFnRjQHEt3tPSEDBY3YqYtP&trackId=a159f766-4559-4e78-99c1-f6ee6d0f8568&layer=slope-avy,SatelliteWithLabels,GaiaTopoRasterFeet

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BosE7zitl9F3dTv2bXTJL0tx0Dn6wYXx/view?usp=sharing

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Cougar Mountain: Red Town Trailhead


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