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I believe an idea was floated on this august list several years ago, for a
series of down-mountain races, using the old CCC trails.

Wouldn't have had the uphill aspect of a randonee race (except for getting
to the start line), so Marker Dukers could have a chance, too.

On Feb 5, 2008 3:17 PM, Brian Waters <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Or up Washington in the spring when its safe?
>
>
> On Feb 5, 2008, at 5:05 PM, Peter Wadsworth wrote:
>
> At the awards ceremony after the MRV race the organizer and several others
> were talking about other races in the East, whether real or imaginary.
>
> Think we could convince Stowe to host a race ever?
>
> It could have some real vertical and be a bit more "bc" than other resort
> races.
>
> How about start at the Quad base  skin up Nosedive  continue on the Toll
> Road all the way to the top of The Nose  descend back down from The Nose
> and onto The Bruce  near the bottom of the Bruce hang a right up the Overland(
> Underhill?) Trail, Hang a left under Dewey and traverse the Skytop  Descend
> the Steeple and finally skate/pole your way all the way to the Matterhorn
> Bar for the awards ceremony.
>
> I think it's less than 11miles, ~3,400+ feet of skinning, and ~4,000+ feet
> of descending.  This course wouldn't interfere with normal resort operations
> much, wouldn't clog up the base lodge during the day, could highlight some
> cool terrain like the MRV race, could have a shortened course for the Rec
> division (no skytop/steeple).
>
> Does this sound fun to anyone else?
>
> Peter
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