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Discussion: Canterbury mtn

in: Trav; Trav > 2020-09-03

Sep 3, 2020 4:43 PM # 
How does that loop go?
Sep 3, 2020 8:52 PM # 
If it is the loop that starts/finishes at the Canterbury Falls bridge and includes the (old/new) Bruce trail a long edge and then that new'ish (last 10 years) trail that goes through the lowpoint between the hill and an adjacent ridge that is indeed a beautiful spot. Also, using the orienteering map as a measure of distance instead of a Garmin it is 350m long.
Sep 3, 2020 9:40 PM # 
How about you throw on the 235 and walk the dog around the loop so you can post a visual reference up here?

Trigger the auto pause by any mailboxes for waypoints, or something.
Sep 3, 2020 11:37 PM # 
What hammer said. It’s quite challenging at speed. The hill is a kick in the head the second time around and the roots get pretty complicated on the far side. Lots of light footedness required.
Sep 4, 2020 12:46 AM # 
I know the route. However, back in the day I recall that we ran up the mtn and not around it....
Sep 4, 2020 1:24 AM # 
That is exactly right. But that was the time of giants...
Sep 4, 2020 3:38 AM # 
Though the time of giants was also a time where Trav needed a full pacing crew to barely scrape in a sub 40 10km, so maybe giants aren't all they're cracked up to be.
Sep 4, 2020 7:36 AM # 
yeah and barely scrape a win at the Atacama Crossing.
Sep 4, 2020 12:25 PM # 
good timing that you mention atacama...wondering about getting another remote stage race in next year. :)
Sep 4, 2020 12:58 PM # 
What are some of the candidates? If they're able to happen, of course.

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