JOIN US for the EIGHTH annual Mt. Wilson "Make it a double" challenge.
This is a TRAINING event and an opportunity to start the year STRONG with some AWESOME friends. NOT A RACE!
READ ALL DETAILS. Very important... it's more like 28 miles, not 31. I hope you don't mind. Each summit is 5,000 ft of elevation climb. Space is limited. Cool swag, beanies are on their way for all who register.
Start the year trained up for the end of Jan and Feb races, we are NEVER ready for!
My hopes are that 2023 brings pleasant temps and sunny skies! But be prepared for whatever! It's California.
(1-3 summits the price is the same)
I feel blessed that you support this event year after year, and to celebrate our good health, the mutual love for the mountains and the family we share it with. This event is not about being the first to complete the challenge. It was created to challenge ourselves on a high level with the added value of allowing us to spend time with one another without the pressure of competition. YOU ARE ALL WINNERS!
Come for one summit...challenge yourself to two... or go nuts with three.
There is no official start time and is self-supported, there will be a hard turn down time at 3pm at Orchard camp so can be down by 4pm for a hot meal before you head home.
2014: I wanted to challenge myself to a double Mt. Wilson summit from Lizzies Inn and didn't want to do it alone. 40 friends and family answered my calling to conquer the mountain and we did. We've faced, blue bird days, rain, snow, and covid. We can conquer ANYTHING TOGETHER.
WHAT AM I GETTING MYSELF INTO?
WHAT YOU’RE GETTING YOURSELF INTO:
50K Distance (28 miles... remember Ultras are a "range" of distance)
1 AWESOME FAMILY!
1 TON OF FUN!
WHAT'S IN IT FOR ME?
The opportunity to start 2023 trained and strong. Ready to face whatever race or life throws at you.
1 - (5K gain), 2 - (10K gain), 3 - (15K gain) /
1 WX2 swag, hugs, a celebration of our local mountain, with our Ultra Family
Make new friends
Hot yummy food
Myself, your running buddy, Mother Nature and/or the city of Sierra Madre is not responsible for any injuries or misfortunes that may occur during WX2.
All levels are welcome
This is not a race! There is no timing chip.
You don't have to do even one summit... 1/2, 1, 2 or 3 summits welcome
Start time: You make the start time. Plan to finish between 2-4 to have a picnic together
Hard turnaround time at Orchard Camp at 3pm
If you start before I get there YOU MUST TEXT ME your name and start time 818-523-6104
There is opportunity to buy extra raffle tickets at event
THERE IS NO ALCOHOL ALLOWED at this event
Turn your wheels at the curb or you’ll be ticketed
Respect the neighborhood and be quiet
This is a self-supported challenge assume there is no water at the top. (your car is your aid station at the bottom and I’ll have CarboPro at the tent)
There is ZERO tolerance for pushing, shoving or being rude to ANYONE! (don't make me give you the "stink" eye!"
Bring enough water and nutrition for an 8 hr day
Don’t stash food, water or clothing on the trail
If you see someone’s stashed bottle or trash. Please help me by picking it up.
Please don’t get lost
You will have the utmost respect for hikers and others not in event on the trail with us. “Say Hello”
There will be a clip board (location to be determined) to check your name and time you are on the trail
YOU are responsible for marking your name on clipboard, therefore I know where you are on the mountain at all times.
There will be a sweep this year. If you are able to talk… please don’t argue with this person.
Strava link (copy and paste)
It is not marked because I don’t want graffiti on the trail Use the strava link above
WATCH FOR EMAIL FRIDAY DEC 27 AS COURSE MAY BE ALTERED BECAUSE OF SNOW Start at Lizzie's Inn @ Mt. Wilson trail, at first water fork go left (not to waterfall), at Orchard Camp hang a hairpin turn to the left to the bench, turn left, it’ll bring you to a fire road make a right, when the fire road curves left under towers make a right to go up the single track (it's prettier) this will take you to the Wilson summit parking lot…. Return down… and then up one more time. "Easy Peasy"
Deep drop offs
Wildlife: Bears, snakes, pumas etc
Hikers (do NOT speed by!!! slow your pace and pass respectively)
Irritability at Cyndi for creating this event
Weather at Mt. Wilson summit:
WHAT TO BRING
Event's current local time: 9:38 AM PT
(everything you normally do... and this)
Your great amazing wonderful self
cell phone with my number plugged in
TRAIL GATE PARTY