running under the BigSky
I had a lot of fun running w/ my brother in NC this year and we thought we would get together again next year in NY to visit relatives and take in another race.
Preference would central/northern NY, but would certainly consider others. Distance would have to be in the 1/2 to 20-ish mile range, I think a 50k is probably outside my brothers range (at this juncture anyways). Trail race, no road races
Thanks in advance!
Don't Fence Me In 30k 5/9
Bob Marshall Open 5/23-???
Pengelly Double Dip 13.1 miles & 3000' 6/6
Beaverhead 55k 7/11
Devils Backbone 50 mile relay-maybe w/ NH if I'm recouped 7/18
Elkhorn 50k 8/1
Blue Mountain 30k 10/1
The Finger Lakes 50s (July) in upstate NY have received rave reviews (check out lace up's blog for a good description), and have the benefit of having 50M, 50K and 25K options (one, two or three times on a 16M loop). The North Face Bear Mountain races (early May) are well organized and on great trails - shorter races can be a little crowded, but the longer ones should be OK.
I love the Finger Lakes races. We always camp in the park that weekend and have always had a lot of fun.
I did the 50M in 2011 and the 50K in 2012 because I was battling the Lyme in July and I felt like crap.
I wasn't writing my blog until after the 2011 race, so I don't have an archived RR. But here is 2012.
thanks guys- those both look awesome lace-up great rr as usual- that recovery burger sounds absolutely tremendous!
Le professeur de trail
Look at the site for Escarpment http://escarpmenttrail.com/
Not sure where it is in relation to what you are looking for but I have heard it is a tough/technical trail. It's 30k so maybe a good distance for your bro.
The incarnation of peacefulness and patience
^ that looks like a dandy! unfortunately I don't think my brother would be able to meet the qualifier though, might be one I look at in the future
You might try the Highladn Forest 1-2-3.
It's usually around Memorial Day. 10-mile loop and you can choose the number of laps you want to do. I haven't run it but have heard great things about it.
Here is a small-ish write-up with elevation profile: http://www.wny-ultra.org/highland-forest/index.htm
^ thanks, that looks like a good possibility too- we have relatives in Syracuse