December Winter Conditioning Runs: 4-6 miles

Field trip: Winter Trail Running Conditioning Series

December Winter Conditioning Runs: 4-6 miles - Tradition Plateau

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.

  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 4.2 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 736 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 608 ft
  • Pace: avg 4 mph

Meet at 4:45pm in the parking lot by High Point Trailhead ready to run. After introductions and quick discussion, plan to start running by 4:55pm. Discover Pass required. Outhouse near parking lot.

Directions: From I-90, a few miles east of Issaquah, take Exit 20 for High Point and turn south on 270th Ave SE. Just a few yards south of I-90, turn right onto SE 79th St and continue on west. The pavement ends in 0.4 miles, and go through gate to parking lot.

This is a casual, low elevation double loop in the Tiger Mountain lowlands: 1st loop around the outer Bus Trail (where there is an old rusty bus on its side), 2nd loop around Tradition Lake - 4.6 miles, 736 feet elevation gain. We will generally jog at 4.5 mph, although somewhat slower on the few hills on this route. Please be sure to bring a headlamp!

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

Gaia route:

Full details will be emailed soon after registration closes on Dec 12. In the interim please contact the leader with any questions:


Tiger Mountain Lowlands

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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