Smokechaser 30K


LIONHEAD STATE PARK CAMPGROUND Priest Lake
Eastside Road
Priest Lake, ID 83821
United States

Pricing/Ticket Info
Smokerchaser 5 Mile: $29 (price increases after 12/31 to $54 and after 3/31 to $59) Smokechaser 30K: $45 (price increases after 12/31 to $35 and after 3/31 to $45)
Suitable for Children
Y

Event Dates and Times
Saturday September 7, 2019
6:30 AM
Description
Alpine trail race

This trail race starts on the shores of Priest Lake Idaho and runs through sections of lush forest and alpine terrain to a historic fire lookout tower at 7200′ elevation. In the early days of wilderness firefighting, the Smokechasers were brave protectors of our forests who treked into the wilderness, sometimes alone to put out fires or “smokes” started by lighting strikes. Before the modern period of spotting forest fires with aircraft and satilites, fires were reported from mountain top lookout posts, ranger stations or guard stations around Priest Lake. Brave Smokechasers came from nearby blister rust camps and CCC camps. Before roads, helicopters and smoke jumpers were used for firefighting, the Smokechasers were taken by boat to a drop-off point or trail head below the smoke. They then hiked to the fire, carrying a heavy fire pack which contained a Pulaski, shovel, water and 2-3 days rations, all wrapped in a canvas trap, which also served as a bedroll to meet the challenge. Experience the wilderness trail of Priest Lake Idaho like the Smokechasers of days past- Race themSmokechaser and meet your challenge!
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