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Yakima Skyline Rim 50k

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Course for the 2020 Yakima Skyline Rim 50k hosted by Rainshadow Running.


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32.0

Miles

51.4

KM

76%

Runnable

3,431' 1,046 m

High

1,292' 394 m

Low

8,755' 2,669 m

Up

8,757' 2,669 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

47%

Max Grade (25°)

Dogs Unknown

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Overview

The Yakima Skyline 50K takes place outside of Ellensburg, WA near the Umtanum Creek Recreation Area on Canyon Rd.

Description

On the eastern side of the Cascade mountains, this out-and-back course is located in a beautiful high desert, rainshadow region of the area. The race is exposed, hot, and dry! And with nearly 10,000 feet of elevation gain, it's a tough 50K that some have described feels more like a 50 miler. Expect stunning views of the canyon and of the Yakima River below as well as views of M.t Rainier and the Cascades off in the distance. There are quad burning climbs, screaming downhills, and rolling ridgelines along fields of wildflowers.

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John DiBaggio

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  5.0 from 1 vote

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#108

in Washington

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Photos

Finishing off the Yakima Skyline 25k at the base of the Umtanum Vista Trail
Apr 19, 2016 near Kittitas, WA
Climbing up the Umtanum Vista Trail during the 2016 Yakima Skyline 25k
Apr 19, 2016 near Kittitas, WA
Steepest portion of climb up Umantum Ridge Trail - the clouds are hiding the top!
Dec 10, 2017 near Ellensburg, WA
View of the Umtanum Ridge area from about halfway up the trail
Dec 10, 2017 near Kittitas, WA

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