Post by ludovicpierson on Oct 7, 2012 12:51:15 GMT -5
Flagstaff Vertical 2400 Saturday, October 6 2012, 7:30am.
Flagstaff Ultra-running Club put on a free race event up the Elden Lookout Trail to the top of Mount Elden located in Flagstaff, Arizona. The distance of the course is ~2.7 miles (4.3 km) according to Garmin GPS watches. The total vertical gain is 2400 ft (731 meters) finishing at an altitude at the top of 9,262 ft (2823 meters), the average grade is ~17.1%.
The official race start is at the US Forest Service registration box, while the finish is under the arch of the tower facing the trail exit at the top.
Eric Bohn has the Fastest Known Time at 36 minutes 56 seconds.
Post by John Yatsko on Aug 22, 2014 23:09:54 GMT -5
To be clear on the record details for anyone attempting the FKT in the future: Art and I embarked from the trailhead together. We started the time at the US Forest Service registration box. There are three wooden sign posts marking intersecting trails along the way. My splits at these were 3:47, 8:39, and 30:31. I stopped the watch at 33:39 as I crossed under the arch of the radio tower opposing the trail exit. Art followed shortly after. The attempt was unassisted. We made no water drops, used no trekking poles, and cut no switchbacks.