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Ultra Course Details

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Pay attention to the leg colors below! If you ask someone and they make a guess: Good Luck, we'll see you before dark, we hope.

Printable Course Description (This Stuff) (PDF)

A - ReAwakening

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Dog Drool (Trail Review):”Dark, darker, and darkest”. Headlight and / or hand lights are highly recommended as trail is rocky, rooty, and damn geo-web bear traps. Pacing description, “Don’t get hit by car, flat & fast, Up, blind left turn, skinny & flat, left, left. Down, down, modest hills, don’t get hit by car, aid station. Mini Aid Station.
Start End Length Color Climb Difficulty
Half Moon Gosling Lake Access 6.1
(total 6.1)
White +630/-620 3
Dangerous Road Crossings Grunge Wetness Poison Ivy
 2 SEVERE Dark Dry Clean
B - Limbo View Print
“An uncertain period of awaiting a decision, and intermediate state of condition.” Fast trails & easy dirt roads followed by mega turning horse trails. New color is YELLOW, with reflectors. New exit off of Potto at Doyle dirt road. Horse Trails near the end require strong visual focus and weak nostril flaring. Last mile & a half has 2-way traffic with Section E, pink. Follow Ultra signs into Hell Creek Ranch Aid Station. Drop Light Zone and Support Access.
Start End Length Color Climb Difficulty
Gosling Lake Access Hell Creek Ranch 4.9
(total 11.0)
YELLOW +260/-350 1.5
Dangerous Road Crossings Grunge Wetness Poison Ivy
0 but dirt road running Horse Drops Dry Minimum

 

C - This Sucks - Less
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Everyone into the muck this year but shorter swamp route than the relay. New exit from ranch, new route to Monks crossing. New aid station in back yard. Less confusing. Easy horse trails until the swamp. Ultra has shorter way through the muck than Relay. New ending is easy rail trail, backyard, road, and 2nd backyard to aid station, which is 2-way traffic against Section D-Pink. Marginal Support Access.  Mini Aid Station.
Start End Length Color Climb Difficulty
Hell Creek Ranch Neilsen's Review 4.4
(15.4)
Blue +315/-330 2.8
Dangerous Road Crossings Grunge Wetness Poison Ivy
 1 All kinds of odd textures Swampy High + Nettles
D - Stripper Pole View Print
New exit from Nielsen’s Review Aid Station until exit off rail trail is against Leg C, Blue.Wicked hills including the Stripper Pole slide and Dirt Ladder climb. Scenic series of ridge running and drops. Watch closely for sudden turns and wrong-way morons. Follow Ultra signs into Hell Creek Ranch Aid Station. Support Access.
Start End Length Color Climb Difficulty
Neilsen's Review Hell Creek Ranch 4.0
(19.5)
PINK +450/-440 2.6
Dangerous Road Crossings Grunge Wetness Poison Ivy
 1 Chutes and Ladders Dry High + Nettles
E - Styx, River of Death View Print
The path to Hell is the river of death, “Styx”. Your tormented soul is ours. First 1.5 miles has 2-way traffic in opposition of Section B-Yellow. Cool off in the Hell Creek, life jacket or swim wings optional. If a shoe comes off, just reach into the mud, there are plenty of them in there. Hell Hole Bar is a good place to mail a postcard for the HELL postmark! Bag Drop Zone at end of section. Move used bag to the Drop Dead Bag Zone for return to Half Moon.
Start End Length Color Climb Difficulty
Hell Creek Ranch Hell 3.2
(22.7)
 Pink +260/-270 1.5
Dangerous Road Crossings Grunge Wetness Poison Ivy
 0 Rivers, muck Very Wet High
F - Bad Out Of Hell View Print
Brutal uphill road and whacked Buttslider trail of rock piles and whipsaws. Followed by a casual downhill on Poto to Silver Lake Aid. Merges with Relay 2 (Pink) about a half mile in. The section begins in the blazing fury of Hell and finishes with an optional cool splash in the lake.
Start End Length Color Climb Difficulty
Hell Silver Lake 2.2
(24.9)
Pink +310/-320 1.8
Dangerous Road Crossings Grunge Wetness Poison Ivy
 1 Butt Slide Dry High
G - Poto View Print
New Trail Head. Follow pink ignore all other relay colors. Long, steady power run. Bikes will be traveling in same direction, at your back. At HalfMoon stay to the left along the lake side to the Decision Point. Right across finish line for 50K. Around pavilion to corner of lot for 50mile Aid H-I. Congratulations 50k accomplished. Support Access.
Start End Length Color Climb Difficulty
Silver Lake Half Moon 6.1
(31.0)
Pink +610/-600 3.0
Dangerous Road Crossings Grunge Wetness Poison Ivy
 1 SEVERE Rocks Dry Low
H - Be Prepared View/Print
(New 2021) Relay & Ultra travel same course on pink. At corner of Half Moon parking lot, left on boat launch road and right up grasshopper trail. Cross Very Dangerous road crossing, left onto Potto. Follow Potto shortcut, cross another dangerous road crossing. Continue on Potto shortcut and Potto. After wooden bridge and a hard right on Potto, leg H goes straight, West, onto New Scout Trail. Do not turn left on Potto, uphill climb or you will be lost for a long time. Continue west on New Scout trail to Bruin lake Scout beach and to Camp Munhake exchange. Bag Drop.
Start End Length Color Climb Difficulty
Half Moon Munhacke 4.5
(35.5)
Pink +450/-270 1.6
Dangerous Road Crossings Grunge Wetness Poison Ivy
 2 SEVERE None Dry Low
I - Bill Baker
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A jaunt about the camp to shake out the cramps following white flags. Nice loop to have a pacer accompanying. Make sure you check in each time you arrive at the aid station. Bag Drop.
Start End Length Color Climb Difficulty
Munhacke Munhacke 3.3
(38.8)
White +290/-290 1.3
Dangerous Road Crossings Grunge Wetness Poison Ivy
 0 Light Pickers/Scratchers Possible Moist Low

 

J - Vertigo View/Print
The Vertigo we all know & love but with the hot bean fields removed, “You’re welcome”! The recipe is a stock of nasty downhills, nice trails, sunny dirt roads, and steep hill climbs. Add a splash to top it off. At farm the Ultra splits left to the aid station while Relay splits right through the pond to the exchange.
Dog Drool: “Can be brutally hot late in the day. Stay hydrated and cool off at the exchange pond and shower.”  Mini Aid Station.
Start End Length Color Climb Difficulty
Goodband Rd The Farm 2.9
(42.0)
Pink +280/-320 2.1
Dangerous Road Crossings Grunge Wetness Poison Ivy
 3 Slammers Dry Moderate
K - Don't Get No Better View/Print
Head Goat & Trail Dog were scouting in the early days and encountered a couple of locals on this bit of trail. When asked how the trail was, one answered "Don't get no better", the other "Don't get no worse." So, pretty much a fine bit of trail, mostly on the Waterloo-Pinckney.

NEW EXIT FROM FARM and NEW ENDING AT CAMP MUNHAKE. Exit farm in SW corner out to Embry Rd, dirt. Left- South Embry to Waterloo-Pinckney Trail. Left Waterloo-Pinckney Trail, on nice and easy trails. Careful on multiple road crossings. Watch for sharp left-North off Waterloo-Pinckney onto connector to BBT trail. BBT back to Camp Munhake.
Start End Length Color Climb Difficulty
The Farm Munhacke 3.9
(45.6)
Blue +310/-280 2.4
Dangerous Road Crossings Grunge Wetness Poison Ivy
 2 Pickers Dry Low
L - Glory!
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NEW START FROM CAMP MUNHAKE. Exit southeast on camp trail to Potto, right-south on Potto. Travel against bikes to sharp left cutout to Hankerd Rd. N on road and W onto Pickerel Lake Trail. Merge onto Crooked Lake trail, which is also the last ¾ mile of 50k ultra. Relay finishes on right hand side, Ultra on the left. Dog Drool, “Thanks for Participating”
Start End Length Color Climb Difficulty
Munhacke FINISH! 4.4
(50.0)
Pink +470/-550 3.0
Dangerous Road Crossings Grunge Wetness Poison Ivy
 2 Rocks Dry Low