December Winter Conditioning Runs: 4-6 miles - Terrace, De Leo Wall, Wildside & Marshall Hill Loop

Field trip: Winter Trail Running Conditioning Series

December Winter Conditioning Runs: 4-6 miles - Terrace, De Leo Wall, Wildside & Marshall Hill Loop

Winter Trail Running Conditioning Course runs from 4-6 miles. You will need to complete 2 course runs per month over Dec, Jan and Feb to graduate. *Note: activity starts at Cross Town Trail by Beit Tikvah Synagogue in Newcastle.*

  • Easy/Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.4 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,033 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 1,098 ft
  • Pace: avg 3.5 mph

Meet at 5:00 pm at Cross Town Trail by Beit Tikvah Synagogue at 7935 136th Ave SE in Newcastle. Parking on street - no passes required. Following introductions, description of route and current trail conditions, plan to start running by 5:10 pm. There are no public bathrooms at the trailhead or anywhere on the route.

Starting coordinates: 47.532508683334626, -122.16069336931525

We will follow a counter-clockwise loop for ~5 1/10 miles total distance with 1,395 ft elevation gain, through many Cougar trails. We will stop at the DeLeo Wall for a quick drink and snack, then continue on the DeLeo Wall trail to Wildside and Marshall's Hill trails. We will look to do an avg pace of 3.5 mph: moderate hike uphill and 4.5-5.0 mph straighaway and downhill. Please bring headlamp since we will be starting in the dark!

 For a complete description of  trail running with the Mountaineers, please consult the Trail Running Standards.

Gaia route: https://www.gaiagps.com/map/?loc=16.8/-122.1393/47.5267&pubLink=716KJWEj0vNkMzOmUAt90k11&trackId=e5f3523c-fa20-4cdb-a884-9cd9d73e0b7f

King County Cougar Map: https://your.kingcounty.gov/GIS/web/Web/VMC/recreation/BCT_CougarMtn_brochure_.pdf

Full details will be soon after registration closes on Nov 29. In the interim, please contact the leader with any questions at BMPeacock@aol.com.

Route/Place

Cougar Mountain: Terrace Trail Trailhead


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Please wear layers of breathable, technical clothing suitable for outdoor aerobic activities for this course's activities.

  • Waterproof jacket, hat, buff, gloves, sunglasses; running-specific gaiters recommended
  • Warm mid-weight layer (e.g. down vest or wool long sleeve)
  • Trail running shoes
  • A small day pack suitable for trail running
  • Bring snacks and water
  • Trail running-adapted ten essentials
  • Headlamp with spare batteries
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