Course is M-shape out and back on 100% trails with four significant climbs totaling over 11,000 feet making this one of the toughest 50K's in the world. Run in high alpine terrain beside mountain streams with multiple crossings and a few snow glissades. 12 hour time limit.
Old Gabe and Blanket Chief are both nicknames for Jim Bridger who lived in the wild west from 1822 (age 17) until 1867. He was the first non-native to describe Salt Lake, South Pass and the current pass for I-80 going into Salt Lake City. He explored the Gallatin Valley area and trapped in the area in the 1840's. He has lots of things named for him including the Old Gabe 30K/50K and the Jim Bridger Trail Run (10 miles, generally the week after the 30K/50K). This is a great run on its own or as part of a training plan for other mountain runs.
All participants will receive a trucker hat and pint glass.
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