We are excite to unveil the new Lost Boys 50 Mile trail Run Logo and explanation of all of the parts and pieces. Above is the graphical logo and below is a photo of the actual finishers medallion!
- The basic shape is a compass with N, S, E, and W insignias in each corner. A compass embraces the nomadic feel of the race course. Even though we embrace the essence of “Lost” the course will actually be marked extremely well, especially the desert section.
- North is represented with the “fleur-de-lis” often used to indicate North on a compass rose.
- The background contains topo (short for topographical) lines. The topo represents a map – tying back to the compass.
- The Sand color background is for the lower Anza-Borrego State Park stretch.
- Green lettering is representative of the upper section which is run up at elevation in the green pine trees of Cuyamaca Peak. This shows the contrast between desert and mountains.
- The LB50 finishers medallions are genuine 24 carat gold plated. The gold inclusion is influenced from the Stonewall Mine that is just across the lake from the finish line.
Stonewall Mine was well publicized as a highly successful mining operation by 1886. Gold production at the mine continued to be strong throughout 1886, 1887 and 1888 under Waldo’s direction. For example, 5,182 tons of gold ore was mined and processed in 1888 with a total value of $198,666. In 1889, Waldo directed the construction of a new 20-stamp mill that was added to the existing 10-stamp mill. Reportedly, a total of 300,000 bricks were made on-site for use in the new stamp mill. In this same year, the work force reached 200 men and the mine had been sunk to a depth of 400 feet. The mine shaft, identified as Feature 81, reached a depth of 600 feet in 1892. Stonewall Mine under Waterman’s ownership ended production by mid-1892. Total gold ore production from 1888 to 1892 (first three months) was 57,754 tons with a dollar value of $906,063. According to a 1963 California Division of Mines & Geology report, Stonewall Mine was the most productive gold mine in current San Diego County with a total yield of approximately two million dollars over its entire span of operation. (http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=25011)