||Km 44.4 (5.6)Aid Station
No. 1, Deer Lake Road, 1,427 feet
||Km 34.2 (15.8)Aid Station
No. 2, South Camp Road, 1,392 feet
||+ 449 feet
||- 487 feet
||- 38 feet
|| 1,332 feet
|| 1,584 feet
Aid Station No. 1
(Deer Lake Road) at Km 44.4 (5.6, 1,427 feet) is situated
about 300 meters east of Deer Lake Road. No parking
From the aid station,
racers will ski down a slight draw along a ridgeline
to their left until they cross under a power line
at Km 43.1 (6.9, 1,343 feet).
At Km 42.9 (7.1, 1,332 feet), racers
will have reached the section's lowest elevation point.
Almost immediately, they'll begin a series of difficult
ascentsabout 250 feet in all and known collectively
as Three Stepsas they work their way up into
the Zhulkie Range.
At Km 41.6 (8.4, 1,584 feet) racers
will have reached the top of the Zhulkie Range, and
the section's highest elevation point.
After clearing Zhulkie Pass at Km 40.8
(9.2, 1,561 feet), a long downhill traverse will bring
racers to the Zhulkie Creek crossing at Km 39.0 (11.0,
Once across the creek, racers will continue
working their way through the Range's foothills until
they break out onto the plains of the Little Dead
River Valley, adjacent to the South Camp Road at Km
35.8 (14.2, 1,368 feet).
1,500 meters of relatively flat skiing will bring
racers to Aid Station No. 2 (South Camp Road) at Km
34.2 (15.8, 1,392 feet), which is located adjacent
to the east side of South Camp Road. Crewed
by members of the Ishpeming
Pioneer Kiwanis Club, it has roadside parking.
here to read about Trail Section No. 3.
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