Point to Point Directions: Full Marathon

 

DISTANCE IN MILES  

 

Segment                          Cumulative                             Course Description          

 

00.00                  00.00                        Start/Finish Line, the LODGE, Stagecoach Trails RV Resort,  El. 2370 ft.  

 

00.47                  00.47                       From Lodge in camp via camp roads  to Hwy S-2 crossing at Pinyon Mountain Valley Road.  El. 2360 ft.                                                                        Runners MUST YEILD TO HIGH SPEED TRAFFIC ON HIGHWAY S-2. Use caution crossing the highway.                                                                    Crossing volunteers cannot control HIGHWAY TRAFFIC.  Obey the crossing volunteers!

 

01.00                  01.47                       Cross Hwy S-2, continue south easterly on the  wide, sandy jeep road for one mile.  After one mile, turn right                                                                onto the California Riding & Hiking Trail (CRHT) ( a single track, cacti lined trail)   El. 2500 ft.

 

01.01                  02.48                       Continue along CRHT for one mile, arriving at Saddle Aid Station #1, on Little Blair Valley Jeep Road. Turn Left                                                            at Saddle Aid Station onto Little Blair Valley dirt road.  El. 2570 ft.

 

03,20                  05.68                       Continue along Little Blair Valley Road, around the right side of the valley, to Moteros Water Station. El.2800 ft.. .                                                          Wise runners 'top off' your hydration packs & bottles.

 

03.26                  08.94                       Continue along Little Blair Valley Road which descends into Blair Valley, continuing on Blair Valley Road to Blair                                                            Valley Aid  #1, (full aid station).  El. 2540 ft.

 

01.55                  10.49                      Marathon runners will turn left at Blair Aid #1 onto the CRHT, run  1/2 mile across an ancient dry lake, then turn right on a jeep road, which winds around past some pit toilets,  and returns you in one more mile to  Blair Valley Aid for your second visit.  This 'loop" is about 01.50 miles total distance.

 

00.18                  10.67                      Marathon runners turn left onto the CRHT at Blair Aid #2, and travel upon the historic old stagecoach route  to Saddle Aid #2.  El. 2570 ft. Barring flash floods or earthquakes, the elevation doesn't normally change much. Exit north from AS (right turn onto CRHT).

 

01.02                  11.69                       Crossing  straight over Pinyon Mountain Valley Road, continue northerly on the CRHT

 

02.89                   14.58                     Fork in trail, bear to right, continuing northerly on the CRHT

 

00.90                   15.48                      Top of switchbacks.El. 2700 ft...begin descent into Plum Canyon, on the CRHT

 

01.25                   16.73                      end of Plum Canyon,El. 2198 ft., continue straight upon wide jeep road, descent continuing to turn around.

 

01.49                   18.22                      Arrive Plum Canyon Full Aid Station,El. 1710 ft., then turn around & retrace back through Plum Canyon, via the CRHT, all the way to Pinyon Mountain Valley Jeep Road.(known as "The Fat Sandy"), passing thru these familiar points..

 

01.49                   19.71                      end of jeep road, and entering Plum Canyon El. 2198 ft.

 

01.25                   20.96                      Top of switch backs El. 2700 ft.

 

03.80                   24.76                       Continue on CRHT. Right turn onto Pinyon Mountain Valley Road, and onward to Highway S-2 & the campground.

 

01.00                   25.76                       Caution crossing Highway S-2, yielding to traffic, before entering campground.

 

00.47                    26.23                              Jubilation Line!  Congratulations.