Saturday, May 12, 2012

The other end of Springville

This was the longest run we had done in quite a while, maybe even since our Wildwood end-to-end. It was a warmer day than usual, with sunshine peeking through the trees-- an absolutely gorgeous day and a fantastic run. We broke it up into two loops: about 10 1/2 miles and less than 8, and while it was tough to finish up Firelane 7 on the first loop, knowing we'd be back to that long uphill again, it really didn't feel like a greater distance.

We enjoyed getting to the downhill end of Springville for the first time-- it's a short ways off Leif but we've never bothered to venture down before. It's tough to bomb straight down the hill, knowing you'll just have to turn around and come back up, especially since we've done some really long ones like BPA (ugh!), Tolinda and Linton.

The downhill/east end of Springville Rd trail


Park at Springville trailhead

FL 7 to Hardesty (.08mi)
Hardesty to WW 21.67 (.21mi)-- .29 total
WW 21.67 to FL 5 (WW 16.69) (4.98mi)-- 5.27 total
FL 5 to Skyline (.87mi)-- 6.37 total
FL5 back to Leif 6.58 (1.1mi)-- 7.47 total
Leif 6.58 to Wiregate (LE 7.13) (.55mi)-- 8.02
Wiregate to WW 18.15 (.31mi)-- 8.33
WW 18.15 to Oil Line (WW 19.45) (1.3mi)-- 9.63
Oil Line to car (1.01mi)-- 10.64

Springville to Lower Gate: NW Springville Rd (1.03mi)-- 11.67
Springville back to Leif 9.37 (.32mi)-- 11.99
Leif 9.37 to Canon (LE 11)
Canon to WW at Germantown (WW 24.63) (1.81mi)-- 13.8
WW 24.63 to Ridge (WW 20.86) (3.77mi)-- 17.57
Ridge to FL 7 (.4mi)-- 17.97
FL 7 to car (.32)-- 18.29

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