January Winter Conditioning Runs: 5-7 miles

Field trip: Winter Trail Running Conditioning Series

January Winter Conditioning Runs: 5-7 miles - West Tiger Mountain No. 3 Cable Line

Winter Trail Running Conditioning Course runs from 5-7 miles. You will need to complete 2 course runs per month over Dec, Jan and Feb to graduate.

  • Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 5.9 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,531 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 2,745 ft
  • Pace: avg 3 mph

Meet at 4:45 pm at the Cable Line trailhead sign. Note that the parking area is on the side of the road *before* the gate that leads to the High Point parking lot. No parking passes required. There are no bathrooms at the trailhead - the nearest outhouse is near the High Point 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 trail head is in ~0.3 miles, *before* the gate to parking lot.

Cable Line is one of the best conditioners! We will be covering ~5.9 miles and 2,531 feet of elevation gain. Since the trail up can be steep, we will hike uphill at a moderate pace. Once at the summit, we will pause for a brief snack and hydration break, change shirts if you so desire (can get cold quick), and then hike over to Tiger #2. We can then jog down West Tiger #2 Trail, West Tiger RR Grade, and then West Tiger #3 - which is a fantastic trail to go down. 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=14.0/-121.9953/47.5231&pubLink=noXOxLPhh27v2FtXxQPMTH8s&trackId=91daca66-f89e-470f-a314-a1daa1ac8ea3

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 Jan 2. In the interim, please contact the leader with any questions at laet123@yahoo.com.


West Tiger Mountain No. 3 Cable Line

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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