The Caldera 500 route is coming along sweet azz sweet. September 18th is still a ways off, and we’ll probably go quiet for a bit after this update – just figured we’d throw a quick shout. The southern half of the route is pretty much dialed in. We’ll have to wait a couple months for snow to melt out of the Sweetwater and Glass Mountains to finalize a few bits on the northern half of the route.
All in all, Topofusion is telling me that we’re at 500.89 miles with 71k climbing at the moment. Maybe that’s accurate.
We posted a “Photo Gallery” page with a few images to give a little idea of what to expect on the route – we’ll be adding more pics soon.
We also posted our “Rules Page” – give that a looksy as well. It’s a work in progress, and I’m sure it’s gonna ruffle some feathers – but hey, we’re doing our best to make this fair and keep with the spirit and principles of self-supported racing that have inspired us to create this route.
What else? We’ll make a sign up page probably around July 1st. We’ll probably recommend a $25 donation to Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra (where I’ve volunteered for the last 6 years and seen so many smiles). We will limit the field – probably to around 50. Who knows, we may only get 5 people to show up, but just in case… Oh yeah, we’ll be on trackleaders.com, and SPOT Trackers will be available to rent.
Okee dokes. That’s it for now.