Since we are less that 3 weeks away from Half Lonesome, I thought, I’d create a page with all the details. This is the 3rd year that we will run this route. It’s a little over 50 miles with 13.3k feet of climbing at an average elevation of 11k feet.
This is a “no drop” run, but if you feel that you can’t keep the split pace, there are many drop spots or places crew can meet you. I’ve projected the splits on the last 2 years and the whole route will take 15 hours or so. The drive time estimates are based on starting in BV.
I was on the CDT earlier this week and while there are still many snowfields they should be completely melted by July 1st.
Intersection of Chalk Creek Dr and Co rd 290 for a 4am start on Friday the 1st Start: 38°43’22.2″N 106°10’46.8″W – 25min drive
Bail out point 1 : Raspberry Coordinates: 38.689344, -106.170766– 30min drive
Estimated time: 5:05am
Easy meeting point for crew Alpine Coordinates: 38.709844, -106.289312 -35min drive
Estimated time: 9:10am
Bail out point 2 : Cottonwood Coordinates: 38.764577, -106.336511 – 45min drive
Estimated time: 12:25pm
Bail out point 3 : Tin Cup Coordinates: 38.6923, -106.4142 (note that this road is awful so the person will need to walk 4 miles to St Elmo – 45min drive to St Elmo)
Estimated time: 4:30pm
Hancock AS Coordinates: 38.639211, -106.361804 – 1 hour drive
Estimated time: 7:00pm