Friday, August 13, 2010

Millcreek Canyon - Terrace/Pipeline Trail

Monday's run was up the Terrace's trail up to Elbow Fork then down Pipeline trail. The Terraces parking lot is just below the gate up Millcreek Canyon. You can drive up the road through the gate but the gate closes at 10. We parked on the North side parking lot and ran up the road to the trail head. Just a few paces up the trail splits. The trail going South is Bowman Fork and the one going East goes to Elbow. It follows the ridge of the canyon then drops down to the road and you cross the bridge at the bottom. It's a pretty route unfortunately the trail up the canyon was really slanted and hard to stay on. By the time we got to the road my right foot was pretty sore from running the slant. However the run down pipeline was a lot of fun. David kept a fast pace and the trail is nice and clear. David suddenly stopped and we could hear some crashing through the brush. He said we had been chasing something down the trail. Smaller than a deer but larger than a raccoon. He never got a good look at it, it was always just ahead of him. We walked for a bit before picking up the pace and finishing the run. It was a nice night and perfect weather. 
Total Miles: 6
Starting Elevation:5827
Max Elevation: 7052
Ascent: 1422
Time: 1hr 25 min
Runners: David, Ben and Ryan

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