Frontcountry Trail Run - Poo Poo Point

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Frontcountry Trail Run - Poo Poo Point

A last minute winter run/excursion up to Poo Poo Point (or at least the lovely viewpoint/saddle before it, depending on time). Expect snow, expect photo-taking, expect a lovely slice of your day on the Tiger mountain in a pair of micro-spikes!

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  • Moderate
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 4.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,650 ft

Please note that the difficulty rating of this run is CHALLENGING due to the use of micro-spikes and the conditions. Be prepared for snow and ice.

Otherwise, hope to see you there!

Meeting Location: the Chirico Trail parking area.

 

Departure Objective: shoes on, talk accomplished, and feet to trail by  11:00 am.

Leader's notes

Goals:

  1. - Build community and enjoy getting outside during the beautiful and temperate winters of the PNW.
  2. - Our aim is to complete an approximate four mile loop, keeping an eye on the time and conditions. (I'm approximating a 1-1.5 hour run.) We'll be adjusting the run, as needed to account for terrain, conditions, and how everyone is doing.
  3. - Be safe'ish-prepare snow. This should be a WINTER RUN (finally!). We'll be running slow, to account for this.

PACE:

I'm expecting a pace range between 14-20 minutes/mile on the way up and 10-15 minutes/mile. It's, more or less, single-track ascent all the way up and the reverse the way down.

TERRAIN:

This area of Tiger Mountain is well-traveled and generally single track + heavily wooded. There will be stops at the viewpoints and pictures will be had.

Route/Place

Poo Poo Point


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • Sturdy running shoes
  • Layers - be prepared for the weather
  • Micro-spikes or Yak Trax
  • Poles (optional, but preferred)
  • Any other desired running equipment
  • Additional safety gear as determined by leader
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