September 27th-28th, 2014. 100 Mile Ultra, 2-, 4-, 6-, & 8-person Relay.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Course Preview: Miles 59-80

Flagstaff to Grand Canyon Stagecoach Line 100 Mile Ultra & Relay Course Preview
Miles 59 to 80:  Moqui Stage Station to Hull Cabin

Where we left off last time:  The Moqui Stage Station Aid Station (mile 59).

The Flagstaff to Grand Canyon Stagecoach and how folks traveled to the Canyon along this route.  A rough, dusty, and bumpy ride.

Replacing the old directional signs at Moqui and the Arizona Trail.  
The old sign before...

...and after with the new, more visible sign in place.

Clearing downed trees from the course and the Arizona Trail.

...and after.

Heading north on the Arizona Trail from Moqui.

One encounters grazing implements...

...and a few gates.

Russell Tank: Mile 68 and site of an aid station and relay exchange.

Leaving Russell Tank and headed still further north.

As we near the Coconino Rim the trees increase in height and girth.

A sign welcoming runners to the Coconino Rim section of the course.

Along this section runners will catch glimpses of the Grand Canyon Rim and the Painted Desert to the east.

At mile 78, runners intersect Forest Service Road 307.  They'll do a 4-mile out-and-back on this dirt road to the Hull Cabin Aid Station.

Hull Cabin (mile 80).  The site of an aid station and relay exchange.

The barn at Hull Cabin.

Trail Advocacy
Doing our part to keep the Arizona Trail and the Flagstaff to Grand Canyon 100 Mile course fit.

Replacing old signs that have fallen into disrepair...

Digging new post holes.

Mixing cement in the backcountry.

Erecting the new sign (which was made by volunteers) in place of the aged sign above.

Thanks for all your help everyone!  From left to right:  Ketih Rusin, Emily Harrison, Shawn Redfield, Joel Axler, Scott Bajer, Ian Torrence, Rob Decot, and Tom Coulson (taking the photo).

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