Pleased to see a GPS track!!!!
It always helps with going back for time tracking.
I was also very curious about elevation. Especially considering the number you threw out for last year. I have done a couple races which I have logged 17k or 18k (with barometer) but 25k was impressive and still believable.
My log from this weekend said 65k. I am pretty sure that was inaccurate so I was bummed not to know and also realized the potential for your 25k to be significantly off too.
I usually use mapmyrun to plot my routes but am always skeptical of the climbing numbers they gave me. Turns out it came out to 11k just like yours. Guess I can trust them now. After the race I was guessing more like 15k at most. I was thinking we did more climbing on the big trek but I think it was just the heat that made it seem like more.
Did you think last year had a lot more climbing?
i agree, i think last year had more but not 25k total. got that number from Erl's Suunto and honestly didn't believe we had the fitness to cover that many feet in that time frame/mode of travel. but last year we were also up/over Pine Mountain (3000') more too. so i think last year was perhaps closer to 15-17k and this year, less.
my track got all crazy going to 22 (river bank) on the Breaks trek. in my head we went from the overlook, to 20 and 21 pretty direct, then took the orange trail to the blue trail, then 'whacked pretty much straight down to 22. it was super slow but i thought our route was pretty direct. maybe the steepness made the GPS signal weird.
in general i was not as impressed with the course this year. last year was SO GOOD. everything flowed together and we got to take in some really great views. this year i thought wasn't as flowy and more gratuitous climb.
Yea the flow wasn't great with several out and backs and lots of overlapping but I still thought it was challenging and scenic.