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.

Gaia route: https://www.gaiagps.com/map/?loc=14.3/-122.0051/47.5258&pubLink=7CQ4yBYBVgiY84K42mmJD9vK&trackId=bc6e3618-529d-48a1-bc58-cd43c63af1a0&layer=GaiaTopoRasterFeet&knownRouteId=312425

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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