Millwood Chronicles – Day 1
Today: 19 miles with 9,700 feet of vertical gain
i love a good project, especially when i get to see new beautiful terrain. chad planned it out and today we started jared campbell’s millwood 100 route.
Section 1 – Neffs to Church: 8.6miles / 4,300′
i’ve run this section with jared before and really like neff’s canyon. once you gain the first 1,000ft you are all alone. i’ve never seen another sole up there… and it’s a good stiff climb. chad and i kept a solid pace and arrived at the dropped car at church fork in millcreek canyon in 2hr 15mins feeling great.
Section 2 – Church to Grandeur to Church: 9.3miles / 5,400′
this awesome loop uses a secret trail off the pipeline trail. i’ve run it a couple of times and it never disappoints because the west side of grandeur is a great steep climb at the edge of salt lake city. it’s too bad my stupidity was on full blast on this section. i thought i had taken 50 ounces (which still wouldnt’ have been enough), but in actuality i took more like 20. with more than 4,000 feet of fully exposed climbing during the hottest part of the day i was in trouble. by the time we got to the west side of granduer i had no water left as we started the climb. in an effort to stay alive i took a few too many pulls off of chad’s cytomax. this meant we both suffered greatly on the east side return to the car.
we finished the day off with a great meal at silverfork lodge. tomorrow is going to be sickter gnar.. and jared is going to meet us on kessler peak to show us the “non-trail” route off the summit.
chad’s garmin connect file:
video from today: