START: Coming from Sandpoint AT MILE POST 42 and Hwy. 200 (Trestle Creek Road) TURN LEFT AND GO 3/4 mile to DAY USE AREA ON THE RIGHT.
VERY IMPORTANT: WE WILL SHUTTLE CARS TO THE HOPE MEMORIAL CENTER FINISH. Leave us your keys!
From Start proceed up FS275 (Trestle Creek Rd) for 1.3 miles and follow signs left to singletrack. Follow flagging for 2.3 miles through gate and onto FS2640. Follow flagging and AT FS232 MAKE A 180′ DEGREE TURN GOING RIGHT Follow flagging and continue up this road to Aid Station #1 (Trail 57) and Relay Exchange #1 (9.25 miles)
Proceed 2.5 miles on Trail 57 to Junction with Trail 55 GO LEFT paying close attention to flagging! In 2.4 miles STAY LEFT At Junction of Trail 55/526 onto Trail 526. Follow flagging to Aid Station #2(Lunch Peak Road.) Relay Exchange #2. (16.75 miles)
From Aid #2 Follow flagging on road for .85 miles to remote single track TURN LEFT and follow flagging to join up with Lunch Peak Road and continue to Trail 67 trailhead. (Bathroom Facilities). Follow single track trail and flagging/sign to the summit of Mount Pend Oreille, collect the token. Reverse direction. Go approx. 3/4 mile back to sign and then LEFT and follow flagging down Lake Darling Trail. Continue past Lake Darling to trailhead and to FS Road 419 and follow signs left, go across bridge and follow flagging to Moose Lake Warming Hut Aid Station and Drop Bags. This is Mile 27.9 and Relay Exchange #3
This next leg is 13.8 miles so load up on water. You will be traveling in a clockwise direction. Leave Aid Station and go right on gravel road to Moose Lake Trailhead. Follow flagging and signs up trail to obvious LEFT TURN WITH A SIGN POSTED AND GO 2 MILES TO Lake Estelle. Turn around at lake and go back down to trail junction THEN TURN LEFT towards Moose Lake, follow trail and flagging past Moose Lake to Moose Mountain and then down PAY ATTENTION TO FLAGGING/SIGNS! You do not go to Blacktail Lake!! continue on to trail junction then LEFT and return to Warming Hut Aid Station. Relay Exchange #4. (Mile 41)
RELAY TEAMS/SOLOS IF YOU ARE NOT AT THE HUT BY 3:30 YOU WILL BE DIRECTED TO GO DIRECTLY TO AID STATION #4 BYPASSING THE 5 MILE ROAD SECTION.
From Hut go out to the road and turn left and follow signs and flagging 1.6 miles to FS275 and TURN RIGHT. Continue 3.4 miles to Trail 120 Aid Station #4 (Mile 46) and Relay Exchange #4 STRICT 5 PM CUTOFF!!
Follow flagging on Trail 120 7.25 miles PAST Roundtop Mountain. At Junction with remote road GO RIGHT, GO RIGHT, GO RIGHT on obvious gravel/atv road (Trail 444 (Strong Creek) IF you go left you will get lost and not be found. After turning right, Continue down 6.75 miles go through parking area and to the pavement. Follow flagging down paved road past cemetery, turn left on Main Street (well flagged) and continue past Post Office to finish at Hope Memorial Center. Turn in a token and collect your Hoodie and Spade!
Distances between Aid Stations for 100k and Relay:
START to #1 is 9.25 miles, #2 is 7.50 miles, #3 is 11.5 miles, #3 again is 13.8 miles, to #4 is 5 miles and to the finish is 15.80 miles. TOTAL 62 miles
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