The Cumby May 13, 2017

Race course 23k

Start Miner’s Park,

  • West along Derwent, down Sutton to the yellow gate and then right at Davis Main,
  • Up Davis Main and right at first old logging road, Past top of Mama Bear, continue on logging road, right at steep downhill, left at rooty section and over to Perseverence trail,
  • Up Perseverence to Davis Main, right and over bridge, left up Broadway,
  • Over Sykes Bridge and then quick left onto 42nd Street,
  • 42nd St. to Steamdonkey, to Teapot and up Teapot to Truffle Shuffle bridge,
  • Up Truffle Shuffle, down Vanilla,
  • Right on Short Line to Blue Collar, down BC to logging road,
  • left to Railway, Swampmonster, left at old logging road to Scat, right on old logging road to Brat,
  • down Crafty Butcher to Aid Station on old logging road at entrance to Two Flats.
  • Aid Station at approx. 12k,
  • Up Two Flats and right on old logging road,
  • Down old logging road and right at the Y heading up to Rapture,
  • Right on Rapture and all the way around to old logging road and intersection of 50:1 (the chair),
  • Left and continue on Rapture, up cliff face to top and left to Jim’s bench,
  • Past bench and sharp right at next intersection and heading back along ridge,
  • Past Top Hat and next left over to Kamikazi,
  • Down Kamikazi, immediate left on Rapture,
  • Follow Rapture all the way around and sharp left at Buzz,
  • Right at old logging road, left on Tunnel Canary,
  • Down TC to main logging road and straight across to Tuesday’s Child,
  • Down Tuesday’s Child ,up Wednesday’s Child, right on Thursdays Child,
  • right on Fridays Child and quick left out to main trail leading to bridge,
  • Right to bridge and BMX track, left along Colliery Line to bottom of 2nd St.,
  • Up 2nd, left on Derwent to Miners Park.

Finish

Second loop for the 50k:

  • Enter Miner’s Park for an aid station and access to drop bags.
  • Exit the other end of the park and return West along Derwent, left down Suttonto the Yellow Gate.
  • LEFT at Davis Main, continue along main road.
  • RIGHT off Davis Main onto Resurrection.
  • Where Resurrection meets Rapture, veer LEFT THEN IMMEDIATELY RIGHT uphill back onto Resurrection. Do not go left across the small stream bed.
  • Follow Resurrection to the end; exit RIGHT onto a logging road. Turn RIGHT shortly onto 50:1.
  • When 50:1 comes out at The Chair, continue straight through the intersection along the road. Take the first right turn.
  • Enter 50:1 again. Cross the bridge (walk please!) and turn LEFT onto Cabbage Patch.
  • Down Cabbage Patch to the gravel road, then head across and a bit to the left to go up Buck Rub
  • On the gravel road, head across the intersection in a 10:00 direction onto Rapture.
  • Keep going on the main Rapture trail. At the first road crossing, go left then right. At the second road continue straight across. After hitting the quad track at the top of the hill (just after the small viewpoint clearing and bench) take a hard RIGHT to continue along the ridge trail. When the trail exits the trees just before heading downhill, cut LEFT on a vague trail towards the radio tower.
  • At the gravel road, turn RIGHT downhill. At the road T-junction turn LEFT. Exit in a short distance onto Garlic Breadto the RIGHT.
  • Garlic Bread ends at a T, turn right onto Spaghetti Factory. When the trail pops onto an old road, turn right in 5 metres onto Meatballs(aka Cat Tracks)
  • Meatballs dumps onto the Trent River Mainroad. Turn right and proceed along Trent Main for 1.4 km. After a steep uphill, turn left onto a branch road; there are a number of yellow ribbons marking this corner. Keep heading right on the branch road uphill.
  • Just before a bridge over the actual Trent River, turn right downhill onto the Trent River Trail. Continue on the trail for 2.5 km to a junction with Beaver Taletrail.

◦      [ NOTE: race day will hopefully go LEFT at this junction to continue along the Trent River trail, but we need to build a section of trail through a clearcut first. In the meantime take the following detour: ]

◦      DETOUR: turn RIGHT onto Beaver Tale. Turn LEFT onto a gravel road. Continue left on the main road as it proceeds around a curve. Do not take the two branch roads to the right.

  • Before you exit the trees along the road, exit RIGHT onto Race Rocks(marked with a wooden sign with an arrow, but facing uphill)
  • Race Rocks will go up and over a steep rock face then hit a road. Cross the road and climb to the top of the obvious rock face just to the right. The trail continues straight on from the top of this rock bluff.
  • Continue on Race Rocks trail including the hairpin loop at the summit (do not shortcut across at the top!) and turn RIGHT at a trail junction shortly after the crest of the hill.
  • Keep to the right to follow onto Grunt’n’Grind.
  • When Grunt’n’Grind hits Switchback, turn LEFT. Turn RIGHT when the trail connects with a road.
  • Keep on the main roadfor 1.2km, do not take smaller branches to the left or right.
  • LEFT turn onto Upper Blockhead, the entrance is across the road bend from a small rock quarry area. (Note that Upper Blockhead is not on any maps yet)
  • Cross Trent River Main road to continue on Blockheadtrail.  ***WARNING: there is a blind drop over a rock ledge on this trail. Use caution when descending; stay left when you come to this point***
  • Blockhead dumps onto a quad track. Go RIGHT and uphill.
  • Take the first LEFT off the quad track onto Numbskulls.
  • Keep RIGHT at a trail junction to re-enter the trees and descend steeply.
  • When Numbskulls exits onto another track, turn RIGHT then immediately RIGHT again uphill on the rocky Minerstrail.
  • Keep right on Miners after crossing a stream.
  • As you head up, utter curses about whoever put this *&*^#$ climb in the course
  • Turn LEFT at the top of Miners across the dam towards a rock pile (lake should be on your right)
  • Follow trail to the right over the rock pile along Bucket of Blood.
  • Veer RIGHT off the rocks and downhill onto Bear Buns. At the next trail intersection, turn sharply RIGHT to head across Sykes Bridge.
  • After the bridge, take the second main trail LEFT onto Steam Donkey(same way you went on the first loop)
  • Go LEFT downhill onto Off Broadwayat the next fork; do not continue straight on Steam Donkey.
  • Off Broadway takes you straight onto a gravel road. Turn LEFT at the next road junction.
  • Continue downhill for a short section; as the road flattens, look for a trail to the RIGHT and turn onto Short’n’Curly. Go RIGHT at a trail junction immediately after you enter the woods.
  • Come out of Short’n’Curly and go RIGHT onto a gravel road and go uphill.
  • Follow the main road LEFT at a junction a bit further uphill. Enter STRAIGHT into Shaker trail at the end of the road.
  • Go RIGHT when you come out of Shaker onto a gravel road. Around a curve to the right and a slight uphill, cut onto Spankertrail that parallels the road.
  • Turn RIGHT to keep going along Spanker away from the road. At the top of a rise, stay LEFT on Spanker at a junction.
  • Go straight across a branch road onto Kitty Litter. Stay LEFT on Kitty Litter at a switchback turn, do not take No Hole trail to the right.
  • Go straight across a trail junction onto Space Nugget. Space Nugget will empty out at a road intersection. Cross right across the main Davis Main road under the power lines towards Cumberland.
  • Cross a bridge, swing right beside a white fence, then LEFT between some concreted blocks back up 2nd Avenue.
  • LEFT on Derwent towards the finish line, glory, and the beer tent.