Combine about 12.5 miles of the toughest terrain in central Pennsylvania with the worst of winter weather. What do you get? The Frozen Snot! It is one tough booger...from the founder of the Megatransect. For 2014, we added 1600+ of elevation gain for a total climb of 5,000 feet in less than a half marathon length.
So what is The Frozen Snot? It is a 12.5-mile trek, trail run, hike, adventure race or what ever you want to call it. Frankly, for 2014 we are morphing more toward an adventure race. We have selected the worst that Bald Eagle Mountain provides and scheduled it during what is usually the coldest week of the year. It is aimed at the hardcore trail runner and hardy hiker. By hardcore we don't mean "elite" or necessarily fast, but rather a person that is ready for the most daunting 12.5-mile course we could devise in these parts. The day could be freezing rain on top of a foot of snow or it might just be a bracing, bright winter's day out on a hard and fast rocky surface.
A fair amount of the route is on established trails used by the Megatransect and Eagle Trek. Some of the route, though, travels ground that is really only passable (except to the diehard bushwacker) in the winter. The course will be well-marked, but not "manicured". Expect four stream crossings which may, or may not, be frozen. Check out the Course page for more details.
VITAL STATISTICS (subject to final course layout)
Length: 12.5 +/- miles
Total Elevation Gain: 5,000 +/- feet
Elevation Gain Per Mile: 400 feet
Toughest Single Climb: 1275 feet (Mt. Logan Direct - ground distance 3700 feet)
Aid Stations: ONE at Zindel Park
Friday, January 24, 2014 Pre-Event Party and Early Registration
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - At the Lock Haven Elks, 216 East Main Street
Saturday, January 25, 2014 The Frozen Snot - U. S. Army Reserve Center, McElhattan, PA
6:00 a.m. - Breakfast (old fashioned oatmeal, homemade quiche, Wegman's bagels, coffee, hot chocolate)
7:30 a.m. - THE START
11:30 a.m. - Begin post event food and refreshments (chowder, Central PA ham BBQ with pepper slaw, Wegman's artisan breads, desserts)
4:30 p.m. - Course Closes (all participants off)
Official Sponsor: City of Lock Haven, PA