Western States Trail Marker

Western States Trail Marker

 

I had the opportunity to volunteer at Western States in 2017 at the Peachstone (Cal-2) aid station which sits at mile 70.7 along the Western States trail in the Foresthill Divide, east of Auburn, deep in the canyon near the American River.  I’m told this year had the highest number of DNFs and the slowest female winning time largely due to the oppressive heat and humidity throughout the race, and the snow and mud conditions in the first miles of the race.  This is my story from this years race.

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