Friday, July 6, 2012

Let the Millwood Begin...

UPDATE...
Erik is on his way. You can follow his progress on the Spot Map. Read below to see what it's all about.

Back in 2010, Jared Campbell -Hardrock winner, finisher of Barkley Marathons, and all around good guy-put together another of his infamous "routes"  He labeled this one Millwood, because it traveled through Millcreek, Big Cottonwood and Little Cottonwood canyons.  On par with his WURL, Wasatoja, and Zironman ideas, Millwood looked to be epic.   Christian, Greg, Jay, Peter and I made plans to tackle it last year, but due to heavy snows and a late spring, sections of the course were still covered in upwards of 10 feet of snow on the planned date, so the idea was scrapped.  It has tugged at the back of my mind since then, and when I did not get selected in the Wasatch 100 Lottery back in February, I knew what my 100 miler for the year would be.

I have made arrangements to have company/assistance/pacers/a rational voice with me for the entire time I'm out, but I would love to have the company of anyone else that wants to join up for some fun. The more the merrier!! We start Saturday at 3am, and I make no guarantees that I will finish, but I can promise that it will be long, slow and amazingly beautiful.  A map of the course can be found here:


View Millwood100_revA in a larger map


You can also see where I'm at and if I'm still alive and moving HERE, via SPOT.


Let the Millwood begin!!








7 comments:

Nick said...

WooHoo!! Have a great adventure!

JimM said...

Looks like a great adventure good luck and have fun.

Jay said...

Stoked to follow your progress!!!

Anonymous said...

Maybe something to keep in mind for next year...
A. Spurlock

Anonymous said...

opedisr32Eric-

It looks like you have it in the bag. I am sorry I could not join you for any of it, my calf is still a little sore. But if you want to do it again next weekend, I would love to tag along for part of it!

Congratulations-

Dan B.

JimM said...

Congratulations Erik I am excited to read the write up once you have had a chance to recover.

Jeremy said...

That looks epic! Hope you have a great time out there! Excited to hear the race report!