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Golden Gate Challenge - Day 3

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10.9 mile 17.6 kilometer loop
84% Runnable
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Elevation

Ascent: 2,360' 719 m
Descent: -2,360' -719 m
High: 7,860' 2,396 m
Low: 6,296' 1,919 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 36% (20°)

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Trail shared by Hanno Langenhoven

Going up and down with a sunrise wedged in the middle.

Hanno Langenhoven

Features Birding · Cave · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Overview

The concluding day of the three day Golden Gate Challenge. Day 3 features an easy start with a challenging climb to reach the ridge where the sunrise meets you in all its glory. From there it is an awesome panoramic run back home with a serious bump close to the end.

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Just love the sunrise. For every up theres a down

Its up and then down, and Im sure you wont find a bigger uphill and downhill on any race, but then again the views match the effort. Were taking you right to the top 2,438m!

Yep, its a big climb to the top, and then you can enjoy the gorgeous sunrise right on top of the mountain. Your breakfast water table will await you there so take some time, breathe easy and just love life.

As you make your way down the mountain, you can truly look forward to a well-deserved event trophy as you have just conquered one of the hardest trail runs in the country.

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Oct 22, 2016
Hanno Langenhoven
Oct 25, 2015
Hanno Langenhoven
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Open singletrack - what a joy!
Mar 10, 2016 near Phuthad…, ZA
Up on the ridge.
Mar 10, 2016 near Phuthad…, ZA
Passing yet another sandstone buttress while partaking in the Golden Gate Challenge.
Feb 23, 2016 near Phuthad…, ZA
Through the shelter we go
Feb 23, 2016 near Phuthad…, ZA
Climbing those stairs again.
Mar 10, 2016 near Phuthad…, ZA
Going down Brandwag, almost there.
Feb 23, 2016 near Phuthad…, ZA

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