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Mike P
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:42 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

Hey, shreddy! I was bummed to see your name out at Idlehour. It was certainly an honor to meet you up at Newcomb. That's tough to have an IT band issue so early in the race!

The video was from Gerry, one of the radio guys who brings his quadcopter for a little filming.

We'll see you next year if not before!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

shreddy wrote:
Once again I timed out at Idle Hour. The course is relentless! ... I'm signed up for 2015.

Shreddy, congrats on another fine attempt!  

I'm in awe of all who even start the race.  Maybe someday...
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike P wrote:
Here is a video from a quadcopter at the 2014 Newcomb Saddle Aid Station...

MikeP, thanks for the wonderful aerial footage.

In my experience, trail "running" uphill is much like hiking uphill, generally a sufferfest.  But on a neutral or slightly downhill single track that is neither aerobically taxing nor overly technical, trail running can provide a joy entirely distinct from hiking -- the sweep of the terrain as you move through it at pace, with little or no weight to burden your back or slow your progress. The wide, flowing views in your final segment strongly evoke that sensation.

On the other hand, I'd imagine that 70 miles in to a 100 mile race, such sensations would be hard to come by!  Shocked
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fortified wrote:
I ran up to the Idlehour station to see the first runners go by around 9-10 PM. Last year the station peeps sighted a bear about 20 yards away next to the campground.
The funniest thing happened about 9:30 PM. A few kids hiked almost to Mt. Wilson, and turned around. They weren't sure about the route as it was the first time for all of them. A bit scared, they were jogging down. They had no idea a race was going on. As they made it toward the Idlehour trail and turned the corner, they "saw lights in the middle of the forest"
Well, everyone at the station saw the flashlights, and heard the jogging, and figured it was a runner.... Suddenly the 20 station people "in the middle of the forest" were cheering, clapping, and taking pictures. The runners looked REAL CONFUSED!! "What, did we win something?" "What's going on?" A momentary silence....... then everyone started laughing. Someone has pictures of it somewhere......


Great story, Fortified... and even better to hear that the youngsters weren't running away from setting a fire or a hazing incident gone bad or showed up with back packs rattling with the sounds of spray paint cans in them  Razz

And yes Mike P - ditto the thanks for the aerial footage - it's nice to be a hawk without being a hawk --- who knows though, maybe it's not too bad being a hawk...
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Shreddy, congrats on another fine attempt!  

I'm in awe of all who even start the race.  Maybe someday..."

Much appreciated Turtle. AC100 3 Shreddy 0

I want to finish this thing!

The volunteers are amazing and this fine race tradition can't take place without them -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqqXlvuLRvs
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2014 2:59 pm    Post subject: Hopefully a temp alert on mountain roads: sabotage via nails Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2014 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

is it possible they fell out of a vehicle (work truck)?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2014 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HikeUp wrote:
is it possible they fell out of a vehicle (work truck)?


That's the same thing I thought after watching the video, especially since the nails were all found on/in the same curve.  Probably a dumba$$ roofing contractor not securing all his materials (those are nails for securing roof shingle panels).
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's what I think as well, having cleaned a handful out of a turn on GMR a few years ago.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 2:05 pm    Post subject: Heads up on Angeles Crest this Saturday / AC100 2015 Reply with quote

This Weekend Aug 1 the 28th Annual Angeles Crest 100 Mile Endurance Run takes place. Roughly 170 runners will start. Race starts in Wrightwood Saturday Aug 1 / 5AM. Ends in Altadena / Loma Alta Park at 2PM Sunday. Saturday - Runners will be crossing Hwy 2 at Inspiration Point, Islip, Vincent Gap. Crossing after Mt Williamson to PCT, Eagles Roost. Runners will be on the road between Eagles Roost and Buckhorn due to endangered frog in Cooper Canyon. Crossings at Parjarito, Glenwood Camp and finally Shortcut Saddle.

There will be extra cars up there this weekend as crews are going to Ins. Point, Islip, Eagles , Shortcut to support. Run will not impact the Crest on Sunday.

Drive safely (always) and good luck to the runners! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 11:45 am    Post subject: Angeles Crest Highway Closed At Islip Saddle, 7/24/2015 Reply with quote

I went up Angeles Crest Highway this past Friday and was surprised to find it closed At Islip Saddle.  I was headed to Little Jimmy anyway, so no loss, but I was surprised to find it closed this time of year.

Was there a wash out or slide during the weekend prior's rainstorms?  

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From the Cal Trans website:

SR 2  
   [IN THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AREA]
   IS CLOSED FROM ISLIP SADDLE TO 5 MI WEST OF BIG PINES HWY (LOS ANGELES CO)  
- DUE TO MUD SLIDES - MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE

Dunno when the slides occurred...

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

July 29th 2015 radio news report that the 2 was re-opened today, much earlier than expected. Dunno if true.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

2 is open! Angeles Crest race is Saturday, August 1. Of course, it's gonna' be open! Smile
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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2016 7:41 pm    Post subject: Highway 2 to Vincent Gap Reply with quote

Does anyone know if the 2 from the 15 is open to Vincent gap. Planning on heading up to Baden Powell Thursday.  Thanks
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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 7:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cal-Trans does not report Highway 2 closed and the Big Pines Ranger Station FB page has a post that mentions the fact Highway 2 is open.

http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/roadinfo/display.php?page=sr2

https://www.facebook.com/Big-Pine...-National-Forest-181185338620103/

I know for a fact the ACH is open coming the other direction from Islip Saddle to Dawson Saddle.
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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks. Coming from Long Beach and want to make sure. Google maps took me a dif way coming from the 15.Heading to Baden Powell.

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PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2016 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was up at BP last weekend, started at Dawson saddle and saw plenty of cars coming from the direction of Wrightwood so it's safe to say that the road is open all the way through. We came up from La Canada and the ACH was open past Islip with no signs of closure any further on.

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