Boasting 12,000(?)ft of climbing in 50km the Speedgoat race seemed like a good challenge and the perfect way to prep for this year’s Wasatch 100. My summer focus has been on climbing – and I thought this would be
The Beatout – one of the quintessential hikes (runs?) of the Wasatch. Found at the back of John Veranth’s Hiking the Wasatch, the route largely follows the rim of Hogum Fork in the heart of the Lone Peak Wilderness.
With a tight window of opportunity I ran south to Grand Staircase in hopes of getting lost in sandstone. I had a couple of ‘running’ routes in mind but somehow settled on a Deer Creek to Boulder Creek loop