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The Lost Lake 50K will hold its annual trail race at the base of Chuckanut Mountain. This course is not only scenic, but will be quite challenging as well. The 8,000 feet of elevation gain will melt away when you see the San Juan Islands to the west, the Skagit farmlands to the south, the town of Bellingham and Canadian mountains to the north, and amazing views of Mt. Baker and North Cascades to the East. Surrounded by lush old-growth forests (where you would expect to run into Bigfoot), runners will pass by Fragrance and Lost Lakes. These lakes are only a few of the many treasures along the way. On a clear day, no trail description could ever do justice to the true beauty of this area where the Cascades plunge into the ocean. There are several challenging, leg-burning, steep ascents, slow, technical, rolling ridges, and a limited supply of fast “free speed” on the descents.
Leg 1 = 4.6 Miles from Start → AID 1
0.2 Clayton Parking Lot up Fragrance Lake Road (around retention pond) to Interurban Trail
1.75 North (right) on Interurban Trail to Cleator Road
0.6 Turn right up Cleator Road to Two Dollar Trail
1.5 South (right) on Two Dollar Trail to Fragrance Lake Loop Trail
.55 Clockwise (left) around Fragrance Lake Loop Trail to (FRAGRANCE LAKE AID STATION)
Leg 2 = 5.8 Miles from AID 1 → AID 2
0.2 Down Fragrance Lake Road to Chin Scraper (Double Diamond Trail)
0.7 Turn left up Chin Scraper (Double Diamond Trail) to Cyrus Gates Overlook
0.1 Cyrus Gates Overlook to Cleator Road
0.1 Turn right down Cleator Road to Chuckanut Ridge Trail
3.1 North (trail will be on right) on Chuckanut Ridge Trail (Starting on the Upper to Middle to Lower Trail) past
Dan’s Traverse sign to North Lost Lake Trail
0.0 Cross North Lost Lake Trail to Salal Trail
0.2 Up Salal Trail to Hush Hush (Lower Salal Trail)
1.4 Turn left down Hush Hush (Lower Salal Trail) to North Lost Lake Trail (HUSH HUSH WATER ONLY AID)
Leg 3 = 6.1 Miles from AID 2 → AID 3
0.3 Down North Lost Lake Trail to Hemlock Trail
1.15 Turn right up Hemlock Trail to Salal Trail
0.2 Turn right up Salal Trail to Madrone Crest Trail
.85 Left up Madrone Crest Trail; right down to North Lost Lake Trail
0.4 Left up North Lost Lake Trail to Raptor Ridge Trail
0.9 Left up Raptor Ridge Trail to Hemlock Trail
0.6 Right up Hemlock Trail to Pine & Cedar Trail
1.7 Left down Pine & Cedar Lakes Trail to (PINE & CEDAR AID STATION)
Leg 4 = 6.9 Miles from AID 3 → AID 4
1.7 Up Pine & Cedar Lakes Trail to Hemlock Trail
0.6 Right down Hemlock Trail to Raptor Ridge Trail
0.9 Left up Raptor Ridge Trail to North Lost Lake Trail
2.3 Left up North Lost Lake Trail to South Lost Lake Trail
1.2 Right on South Lost Lake Trail to Fragrance Lake Road
0.2 Right up Fragrance Lake Road to (FRAGRANCE LAKE AID STATION)
Leg 5 = 5.8 Miles from AID 4 → AID 5
.55 Counter clockwise (right) around Fragrance Lake Loop Trail to Two Dollar Trail
1.5 North (right) on Two Dollar Trail to Cleator Road
0.6 Left down Cleator Road to Interurban Trail
1.15 South (left) on Interurban Trail to Fragrance Lake Trail
2.0 Left up Fragrance Lake Trail to (FRAGRANCE LAKE AID STATION)
Leg 6 = 2.2 Miles from AID 5 → Finish
2.2 Down Fragrance Lake Road to finish
Lodging available at: Fairfield Inn & Suites (Burlington), The Skagit (Bow), Days Inn (Bellingham), Holiday Inn Express (Burlington).
There are a total of 4 fully stocked aid stations on the 50k course and one water only aid station. Aid Stations 1, 4, and 5 is the Fragrance Lake Aid Station. Aid station 2 is the water only aid station at Hush Hush Trail. Aid station 3 is at Pine and Cedar, about the half way mark of the 50K course. The fully stocked aid stations will have an electrolyte drink, water and a large buffet of food including cookies, potatoes and salt, chips, an assortment of gummy and hard candy, and fruit (bananas, grapes, and oranges).
Finishers coin to all finishers. Awards to Top 3 men and top 3 women.
There are drop bags at both Fragrance Lake, and Pine and Cedar. Do not expect drop bags the first time you run through the Fragrance Lake aid station.
A Washington State Discover Pass is required to park in the Clayton Beach parking lot or anywhere else in Larrabee State Park. You can buy a pass at the park on the morning of the race or you can purchase one online. A one-day pass is $10 and an annual pass is $30. Passes can be purchased from the state website or at vendors where state fishing and hunting licenses are sold. Passes should also be available on race morning.
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