This is the profile from MapMyRuns, which isn't totally correct. http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/34277862
That last climb went up to 10,200' on Cerro Grande. I just couldn't quite click on the correct spot on the map. The distance is also off a bit, easily more than 30 miles, but I logged it as a 30 mile rike (run-hike).
The high point is highlighted, which is Caballo Peak.
Started the day going up Quemezon trail out of Los Alamos
We must now be on Pipeline
That clear topped mountain to the right is Caballo and is our first objective
Some trees down on Pipeline, truck won't be able to get to the aid station
For Deb's painting possibilities
Redondo and it's little sister, Redondito
Pajarito ski slopes, we won't be going up that today, but the 50 mile and 50K racers will be next weekend.
Pipeline, this is part of the Jemez Trail Runs route, but coming up instead of going down....and late in the race!
Big tree down, but a slice cut to let us pass without climbing it
Upper Guaje Canyon trail, leading to Pipeline
Switchbacks of the Upper Gauje Canyon trail, it always seems to be hot in here.
Guaje Canyon trail
First view from the top of Caballo at around 10,380'.
We took a break under a tree where the aid station will be.
Some photos just looking around from the summit.
Pajarito Ski hill over there, the runners will next make their way to that 10,000'+ climb later in the race.
Course marking flagging Deb put up signifying the turnaround in the JMTR.
Top trail off of the mountain
Typical trail down off of Caballo, very nice running
Some flowers by a creek where we refilled our bottles (using a Steripen to clean it)
And there's the source...this water is used for the aid station water and is delicious!
Going down Nate's Nemesis, it is much steeper than it looks here.
On the road into the Valle
Beautiful in here
Going into the Caldera
Pipeline road through the VC
Natural pond for the Elk to get their water
Time to leave the road...
Herd of Elk, possibly a mile away
We just crossed a talus field and heading up Cerro Grande and it was kicking my butt. This is a lot steeper than it looks here and "is" all part of the Jemez 50.
We "thought" we were nearing the top, but had a long way up still, another 10,000'+ footer, Cerro Grande, which was a surprise to us.
The upper section of Cerro Grande, big grass clumps make it impossible to run, not to mention we're now above 10,000'.
Looking back from where we came as we near the summit
Summit of Cerro Grande
The trail down to the left, you can barely see Deb at the end of the trees.
Looking back again
Flagging for the Jemez 50.
Heading into the trees and down
Some nice cut work by the LA boyz...
Ugh, another talus/boulder field to cross
Heading down there
Now on the Canon de Valle trail and passing through the portals.
This trail is nice running, if you have any legs left ;-)
Might be the best trail on the Jemez 50 route.
Done...and the reward :-)
I was thinking of this Coke for the past 5 miles!