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4 Pass Loop Run Saturday

Postby FireOnTheMountain » Fri Jul 27, 2012 8:21 am

I know its pretty late notice....but would anyone like to join me for a run of the 4 pass loop tomorrow. I'm not trying to put up an Anton time of 4:46 but would like to be in the 6 hour ball park.

Never ran it before and wouldn't mind the company (and perhaps the gas sharing....)

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Re: 4 Pass Loop Run Saturday

Postby RJansen77 » Fri Jul 27, 2012 8:25 am

Ugh I would love to, but other plans already in the works. I see you continuing the momentum from Pb to PPA in a few weeks...
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Re: 4 Pass Loop Run Saturday

Postby thebeave7 » Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:01 am

I'll be out running it with a few friends tomorrow. Probably starting off at a mellow pace, but I'll prob take off for an 8h or so RT then add a little more on. Not going anywhere near 6h though. I'll keep an eye out for you. I'll either be alone or with two petite ladies ;)

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Re: 4 Pass Loop Run Saturday

Postby FireOnTheMountain » Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:40 am

Ya to be honest not sure whether 6 is optimistic, lets say 7 just so I don't drive away any possible partners :D
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Re: 4 Pass Loop Run Saturday

Postby SurfNTurf » Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:02 am

Can I bring my dog? Are Chacos OK on this hike?
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Re: 4 Pass Loop Run Saturday

Postby FireOnTheMountain » Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:04 am

And guns, lots of guns.
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Re: 4 Pass Loop Run Saturday

Postby climbing_rob » Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:22 am

anna wrote: Geez, this is starting to sound promising. Too bad I don't run. How about skipping merrily along instead?
Well, this loop makes a fantastic 12-13 hour walk as well, and I highly recommend it (done it four times). Also makes a fine casual one-nighter if you know how to pack light (15-20 lbs). Fravert Basin has magnificent places to camp.

BTW: the fastest guys I personally know (and climb with) take 7.5-8 hours for this, which I (humbly) consider to be damn good times. 6 would be a very serious effort for mortals, and of course we all know how well Anton runs.

BTW: The CMC is doing some trail improvement work somewhere along the route, maybe near W. Maroon pass.

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Re: 4 Pass Loop Run Saturday

Postby Tory Wells » Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:21 pm

Wish I could join you, I try to make a point of doing it at least once a year. Also, 6 hours is very fast on that loop, as is 7. Have fun! :D
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Re: 4 Pass Loop Run Saturday

Postby FireOnTheMountain » Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:37 pm

Tory Wells wrote:Wish I could join you, I try to make a point of doing it at least once a year. Also, 6 hours is very fast on that loop, as is 7. Have fun! :D



Interesting. Guess I'll just do my best, good thing I tapered this week.... #-o
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Re: 4 Pass Loop Run Saturday

Postby Tory Wells » Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:24 pm

FireOnTheMountain wrote:
Tory Wells wrote:Wish I could join you, I try to make a point of doing it at least once a year. Also, 6 hours is very fast on that loop, as is 7. Have fun! :D



Interesting. Guess I'll just do my best, good thing I tapered this week.... #-o

The trails are pretty rough so I've always found it to be fairly slow going. How Tony ever went 4:46 on that route is beyond me.

Also, there's a really great spring coming out of the mountain just off the trail between West Maroon Pass and Frigid Air Pass, but much closer to West Maroon. After descending West Maroon (if going clockwise), the spring pops out around where the rocks meet the grass. I always make a point to stop there to fill up my bottles.
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Re: 4 Pass Loop Run Saturday

Postby Cool Hand Luke » Fri Jul 27, 2012 5:10 pm

So a 6:30 finish for 28 miles equals out to roughly 14:00 min/mile. On a related note, to finish Leadville in under 25 hours you need to run sub-15 minute miles. So really the question, Abe, is how much do you want this bad boy? August 2013 man, go get it!!

(Oh, and if you could find the previously mentioned watering holes before we run this loop it would be much appreciated)
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