After the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument was recently established, increased oversight from NPS and USFS required the Angeles National
Forest to deny AC100 any special exemptions to passing through wilderness. The Pleasant View Ridge Wilderness is all forestland North of Hwy 2, from
Islip Saddle to 3 Points, and while the race works with local congresspersons and the National Forest to re-establish access, the race is prohibited from
using all trails in this area. The modified course runs mostly along the paved Hwy 2, utilizing trail sections to the South whenever available. Mileage/climbing
lost from the original course is made up later via the addition of the Red Box loop.
Runners leave the Islip Saddle parking lot and run West on the left (South) side of the road, enjoying the scenic view of Bear Creek thousands of feet below.
Please exercise caution running through the Williamson Tunnels, as motorcycles are known to rip through at top speeds. 1.6 miles PAS runners turn left
onto the PCT and follow the trail up and over Kratka Ridge (the scenic mound) for 0.9 miles to Eagles Roost Aid Station, mile 28.4 at 6,666’.