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This is the 3rd and final event in the Tahoe Dirt & Vert Series that also has over 5500′ of climbing with the start/finish located in historic downtown Carson City, NV.

The beginning of this run starts off with a mile of pavement before turning left onto a dirt fire road. The course follows this fire road only briefly before turning right up a steep single track climb.

After cresting this short climb you will drop down the “Z” trail to another dirt trail behind a housing development.  You will exit this trail and cross W. Kings ST. onto Longview Way and follow this road for .8 of a mile. At the end of Longview the course will turn left up Ash Canyon Road (fire road) and begin a very long ascent to the top of Snow Valley Peak.

While climbing and breathing very heavily, you’ll be treated to some spectacular views of the valley east of Lake Tahoe. After about 7 miles, the road finally starts to level off and comes to an intersection where runners will turn left and and reach the 1st A/S. After the A/S the course continues to climb some more and then pass through a gate and enter onto Spooner Lake State Park land.

From here it is approximately 4 miles through an alpine forest before the final steep climb above treeline to Snow Valley Peak at 9218′. Runners then return the same route down quad busting hills to the finish. Not much technical on this route, just some steep hill climbing!