Approaching Penny Pines

RD Brian enjoying the runnable Noble Canyon trail leading into Penny Pines.

RD Brian enjoying the runnable Noble Canyon trail leading into Penny Pines.

Two weeks from race day Brian roamed around the upper Noble Canyon trail near the Penny Pines trailhead. Here are some photos from the day!

The highest elevation point on the course is about 1/4 mile before the Penny Pines Aid Station. Though there is still some downhill then uphill later in the course, you will not be any higher than this point:

High Point on the course.

High Point on the course.

NC50k High Point panoramic.

NC50k High Point panoramic.

There are not a lot of trees on the course, but the views and trail quality makes it worth it! All of the course is single track or double-track.

Fun trails with great views.

Fun trails with great views.

NC single track and the trail in the distance.

NC single track, also look for the trail along the green hill in the distance.

Race Director on the course.

Race Director on the course.

The official Noble Canyon trail is 10 miles top to bottom. Since the race course does a short detour at the bottom to enter the Pine Creek aid station, we pick up a bonus mile each way.

The start of the Noble Canyon Trail.

The start of the Noble Canyon Trail.

See you on the trails…

NC_See you on the trails

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