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Heart of Darkness7K+ Snowshoe Race
|Snowing||+10° F||Calm||Fresh snow conditions, hard-packed to loose|
Total Possible Daylight:
4 hours 23 minutes
This year's course headed down the mushing trail into Goldstream Valley. It then followed snow machine trails along the base of the Ridge, before turning 90 degrees to the south and starting the long arduous climb to the top of Goldstream Ridge.
Race Directors' prediction that whoever made the climb to the ridge top without walking, would be the eventual race winner, did not prove to be correct, as Kevin confessed to walking.
From the top of the Ridge, the trail passed by the KUAC transmitter, and then descended back down to the start through more birch and aspen forest. Most of the trail was hard-packed but covered with loose, fresh snow.
|1. Tina Devine||45:52|
|2. Gail Koepf||47:19|
|3. Jane Lanford||53:16|
|4. Emily Lokken||1:25:02|
|5. (tie) Sharon Alden||1:33:14|
|5. (tie) Sara Gehrig||1:33:14|
|1. Kevin Brinegar||38:20|
|2. Rocky Reifenstuhl||40:40|
|3. John Carlson||44:32|
|4. Ned Rozell||45:35|
|5. Stuart Grant||47:03|
|6. Andy Sterns||49:33|
|7. Dave Cowee||53:27|
|8. Dave Lokken||1:25:02|
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