2016 AC100 Three Points Aid Station. Photo: Michael Domingue
Leaving Cloudburst, runners join the PCT on the South side of the highway. From there, it’s downhill for 0.75 miles to again meet Hwy 2. Runners make a sharp left here, to continue running downhill on the left side of the road (facing traffic). 2.5 miles PAS to the Glenwood turnout on the left side of the road, where a large yellow gate blocks a fire road. This is the route, but feel free to use the USFS pit toilets in the turnout if necessary. Now off the highway, the course continues past the yellow gate and follows a fire road down the South (left) side of the canyon for 2 miles, gradually turning into a single-track trail. Runners may begin seeing and smelling the infamous purple, poodle-dog bush along this stretch and should use caution. At the junction with the Mt. Waterman Trail, runners follow the PCT to the right (go towards the highway) and down to the road crossing where the PCT climbs for 0.1 Miles to Three Points Aid Station, mile 37.8, elevation 5,900’. Flaggers will direct runners at the highway crossing.