February Winter Conditioning Run: 6+ miles - Poo Poo Point via High School Trail

Field trip: Winter Trail Running Conditioning Series

February Winter Conditioning Run: 6+ miles - Poo Poo Point via High School Trail

Winter Trail Running Conditioning Course runs from 6+ miles. You will need to complete 2 course runs per month over Dec, Jan and Feb to graduate.

  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.35 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,682 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 1,850 ft
  • Pace: avg 3.5 mph

Meet at 4:00 pm at Evans Street gravel parking in Issaquah, just northeast of the middle school. Please note this is NOT the more common Chirico trail. Parking on street - no passes needed. Following introductions, description of route and current trail conditions, plan to start running at 4:10 pm. There are no public bathrooms at the trail head; there may be a portable toilet available as we run past the high school. Unless closed, there is an outhouse available by Poo Poo Point.

We will follow an out-and-back route for ~7 3/8 miles total distance with 1,682 ft elevation gain, starting next to Issaquah Middle School up to Poo Poo Point. We will stop at the top for a pic and a snack, then head back the way we came. 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 finishing 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=14.3/-122.0295/47.5192&pubLink=mk5t63N0dTCVLVenfRxpMq6n&trackId=48bd68fa956517d1b98ebb61f7741cba

City of Issaquah Trails Map: https://www.issaquahwa.gov/DocumentCenter/View/4478/Issaquah-Trails-Map---Standard-PDF?bidId=

Full details will be soon after registration closes on Feb 25. In the interim, please contact the leader with any questions at wlboston@gmail.com.


Poo Poo Point via High School Trail

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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