If you know the annual Leadville Trail 100 Mile in Colorado, then you know the Hope Pass aid station is one of the places runners fuel and water up during the race. Runners hit this aid station twice during the out-and-back event: once on the outbound at about mile 43 and again on the inbound at mile 57. Perched exactly at tree line–where alpine tundra meets conifer-dominant forest at 11,800 feet altitude, and about 700 vertical feet below the race’s high point of Hope Pass–the aid station has become something of an icon in the trail running and ultrarunning community.
iRunFar | August 2019
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