January Winter Conditioning Runs: 5-7 miles - West Tiger No. 3 Trail

Field trip: Winter Trail Running Conditioning Series

January Winter Conditioning Runs: 5-7 miles - West Tiger No. 3 Trail

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.

  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,011 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 2,522 ft
  • Pace: avg 3.5 mph

Meet at 3:30 pm in the parking lot by High Point Trailhead ready to run. After introductions and quick discussion, plan to start running by 3:40 pm. 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.

We will follow an out-and-back for ~5 miles total distance with 2,010 ft elevation gain, following the West Tiger #3 trail. We will look to do an avg pace of 3.5 mph: moderate to fast (depending on group comfort) 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.

Full details will be soon after registration closes on Jan 28. In the interim, please contact the leader with any questions at wlboston@gmail.com.


West Tiger Mountain No. 3

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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