The LOST BOYS 50 starts in Pinyon Wash, 75 miles east of San Diego in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, heads west over the mountains and finishes in Green Valley Campground near the Headquarters of Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, 40 miles east of San Diego. This is a beautiful but extremely challenging point-to-point run featuring spectacular geography, historical trails, contrasting landscapes and incredible views. The first half courses through desert washes, canyons and mountain valleys including a brief section where runners must climb over some dry rock waterfalls. Ascending out of the desert, the mountainous second half climbs and descends through a lush alpine environment. There are approximately 18 miles of jeep roads, 4 miles of desert washes without roads or trails, and 28 miles of trails with almost 9000' of climb, 6100' of descent and an elevation range of 1200' to 6200'. All but 4 miles of the course is contained within the state parks. Well equipped aid stations will be spaced 4 to 8 miles apart.
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