ISLIP SADDLE TO EAGLE’S ROOST​

25.9 - 28.4 Miles

Section Distance

AC100 Dominick Layfield Kratka Ridge Photo: Paksit Photos

2022 AC100 Dominick Layfield at Kratka Ridge. Read his race report here. Photo: Paksit Photos.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

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’.

Want to know how awesome the folks who work the AC aid stations are? Last year I DNFed early due to injury and spent a few hours hanging out with the Eagles Roost folks, shooting the poo and all that. Because I dropped there, my bib was taken by Ken (though I was sad to see it go). They were a little surprised to see me in good spirits; I was just happy to accept the outcome and chill while I waited for a ride. About two weeks later, this came in the mail from George Keene.

Islip Saddle to Eagle's Roost - Overview
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