Hardrock 100

Tommyknocker Tales - May 2018

Run Director Dale Garland's monthly missive on the latest Hardrock news, including:

  • Cook Hardrock
  • Chapman Crew Access
  • Parking & Drones
  • Runner Tracking
  • Pacer Info
  • Spotlight On: Medical Crew

Need a Pacer? Want to Pace?

Our Pacer Coordinator Andrea Feucht has this year's Pacer-Runner matchmaking spreadsheet ready to help find you your perfect trail partner!

Trail Work Update - May 2018

May is usually too early to state exactly where our trail work will be focused - reconnaissance examinations must wait until the snow is sufficiently melted. It is safe to say, however, in regard to the Hardrock course our focus will definitely be on the Bear Creek trail at Ouray, and probably also on the long stretch between Sherman and Maggie Gulch aid stations. For the Silverton Ultra Marathon course work will probably focus on the Silverton-Rico trail sector. More pertinent information will be forthcoming as we get closer to the work dates.

Today, May 10, dawned clear, calm and warm (51F) in Ouray, yesterday's high was 76F. Snow is now non-existent in the valleys and rapidly disappearing in the high country. The streams in the Ouray-Silverton region are now in high muddy flow and the 2018 snow melt runoff is off to an early start. Although we received some rain/snow one week ago today, the valleys are presently dry, there is no moisture in the forecast for the next week, and the drought here in the western San Juans continues. The Summer monsoon rains normally begin in late June or early July, hopefully they will arrive on schedule.

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Hardrock 100 At a Glance

100-mile run with 33,050 feet of climb and 33,050 feet of descent for a total elevation change of 66,100 feet with an average elevation of 11,186 feet - low point 7,680 feet (Ouray) and high point 14,048 feet (Handies Peak).

All or part of this operation is conducted on Public Lands under special permit from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service.