What Grade is that Climb?
Because I’m kind of sick and wanted to learn more about the Marathon and the 17 mile “fun run” that happens on the trail we hiked last week, I went back and looked a bit closer at the website for the run. This is what I found about the climbs of late day 1 and all of day 2 of our trip.
8 Ridge Passes:
Max elev. 2028 ft Min elev. 1023 ft Climbing Gain 4600 ft
Climbing distance 7.10 mi Avg Grade 12%
Nice. So the marathon involves all these climbs- twice? It’s an out and back. My original assumption that these people are crazy still holds.