Date(s) - 09/04/2017
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The Pine Valley – Lost Forester run is designed to be hard. It is a 9 to 12 mile trail and off-trail race up and down the steepest hills in Pine Valley, through swamps, in creeks, and through dense brush. The route is 11K of trails followed by an undetermined distance of an off-trial ribbon line of flagging like that used by foresters. Runners will be self-supporting the whole distance. They will have to carry their own water, gels, and compass. Long sleeve shirts, pants, and sturdy shoes are highly recommended.
Pete Bunyan, Paul Bunyan’s older brother, is a forester. His job was to scout out pine trees for Paul and Babe, the Blue Ox, cut down and float down to the sawmill. Pete has not come back from his last assignment. Somebody has to go find him and bring him back. That somebody is you.
First, you need to get to the stand of pines. To do so, you need to run two laps on the Pine Valley ski trail – going first in the backwards and then in the forwards direction.
Second, you need to follow Pete’s trail of ribbons through the woods and brush, uphill, downhill, through swamps and creeks off-trail until you find him. A change of shoes and pants is highly recommended as the ground is very uneven.
Third, you need to bring Pete back. A compass will be handy to get back.
The Lost Forester is limited to 25 of the most hardy souls.
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