Frontcountry Trail Run - Bridle Trails State Park

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Frontcountry Trail Run - Bridle Trails State Park

Join Andy and I for a morning jaunt around Bridle Trails!

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  • Easy
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Pace: 11-15 minute miles

Meeting Location: off 116th street at the main parking area (if you see obvious equestrian structures, you've probably found the place)! 

Departure Objective: shoes on, talk accomplished, and feet to trail by  9:00 am. 

Goals:

  1. - Build community and enjoy getting outside
  2. - Our aim is 6'ish miles, adjusting the route slightly based on the feelings of the group. Time objective is 1-1.5 miles.
  3. - Be safe'ish

PACE:

I'm expecting a pace range between 11-15 minutes/mile. Terrain should be fairly gentle and rolling; it should be easy to adjust to accommodate all!

TERRAIN:

Get ready of lovely single-track saunter through a beautiful example of some of Washington's forests! Hills are rolling and things can get muddy, so the usual caution is needed against the dreaded root, steeps, or slippery rocks. Otherwise, they're well-trodden paths and a lot of fun running through the trees.

Expectations:

  • Please read and prepare to follow our participant guidelines found here: https://www.mountaineers.org/about/branches-committees/foothills-branch/committees/foothills-branch-trail-running-committee/documentation/trail-runner-responsibnility/view
  • Be prepared for the conditions! Expect the fall/winter (i.e. most likely wet) running conditions of the pacific northwest and plan accordingly. If you need help selecting gear or if you have questions, please reach out to me. Feel free to bring dry clothes to change into.
  • Know yourself and then please share that knowledge. I'd like everyone to have a fantastic time. Sharing with me your mileage, expectations, and pace helps me to find a distance/pace we'll enjoy.
  • This run is DOG FRIENDLY. Please know your pooch's ability as you know your own and make sure they play well with others, but otherwise I love dogs!! 
Route/Place

Bridle Trails State Park


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • Sturdy running shoes
  • Layered clothing
  • Any other desired running equipment
  • Safety gear as determined by leader
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