2022 AC100 Michael Easterburn Finished 2nd Overall. Photo: Ivan Buzik
Heading across the stream and up the dirt Millard Canyon road, runners climb 300’ and 0.7 miles to an overlook of the Arroyo. 0.2 Miles later, Brown Mountain Road joins to the right at a large dirt berm. Runners take this hard right and dive into the Arroyo, where crisscrossing a creek will become the norm for the final 2 miles. Another 0.3 miles into the canyon there is a momentary opening and the El Prieto single track dives off to the left. Take this trail through the remainder of the Arroyo, always choosing the trail that leads back to the stream and not upwards out of the canyon at junctions.
Finally 2.9 miles PAS, runners leave a single track behind for good and join the dirt Fern Truck Trail for a moment before it spills out onto the paved Arroyo Secco Road. This leads runners over a bridge and South out of the canyon past JPL. 3.7 PAS, runners reach a short connector trail that leads 100’ up to Altadena Drive. This is the trail home! Reaching the paved streets of Altadena, runners head East for a half mile and then turn left on Lincoln Ave. Continuing on Lincoln for two blocks, runners make the right-hand turn on Palm Street at the community garden and can now hear the Finish Line. Approaching the park, runners make the final left-hand turn into the grass and onto glory.
AC-100 Finish Line Volunteers. Photo: Bill Kee
2017 AC100 Mac McIntosh. Photo: New Global Adventures