Runners cross the concrete wash and re-join the Silver Moccasin Trail via a left turn uphill. After 0.6 miles, a paved road is crossed, and runners follow single track South for another 0.8 miles, until dumping out on a fire road. You’ll turn left on this fire road and continue South for 1.2 miles to a T junction with another fire road. Again, you’ll bear left and after only 0.1 mile, turn right to get back on the single track as it crosses a creek bed. After following the single track for 0.3 miles, a hard left is taken at another junction, and runners traverse a winding single track for 0.6 miles to a hard right. Runners cross a road after 0.2 miles and proceed up another 0.2 to a final paved road crossing (Vetter Mountain Road) with views of the Shortcut Aid station 2.8 miles away and Mt. Wilson looming in the distance. From the road, it’s 2 miles of technical single track down to cross a creek bed, and then a relatively quick 500’, 0.8 mile climb up to the Shortcut Aid Station, mile 51.3, elevation 4,760’. You’re over halfway there!