Combine the 12+ miles of the toughest terrain in central Pennsylvania with the worst of winter weather. What do you get? The Frozen Snot! From the founder of the Megatransect comes a new event.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL 155 FINISHERS OF THE 2013 Frozen Snot! It seems like everyone came with their "A game". Maybe we were just plain lucky, but there were no EMT calls at all from what some have called a masochistic course.
We are grateful to the many volunteers that transformed a sick idea into reality.
Also, our thanks go to the following:
Clinton County U. S. Army Reserve Center (especially Mr. Ken Wert)
City of Lock Haven (our official-and indespensible-sponsor)
Wayne Township Supervisors
Wayne Township Fire Company
Clinton County Emergency Management Agency (they had NO calls-woohoo!)
Lock Haven EMT Services (ditto)
Lock Haven Hopital
www.charlie-brenneman.com (UFC veteran)
Simply Sweet by Stef (Wellsboro)
So what is The Frozen Snot? It is a 12-mile trek, trail run, hike, adventure race or what ever you want to call it. 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-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.
Most 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 three stream crossings which may, or may not, be frozen. Check out the Course page for more details.
Length: 12+ miles
Total Elevation Gain: 3300 feet
Elevation Gain Per Mile: 275 feet
Toughest Single Climb: 1275 feet (Mt. Logan Direct - ground distance 3700 feet)
Aid Stations: ONE at Zindel Park
Friday, January 25, 2013 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 26, 2013 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