Crew Directions Bear 100 2016
Race crews may access Leatham Hollow, Right Hand Fork, Temple Fork, Tony Grove, Franklin Basin, Green Canyon, Ranger Dip and the Finish Line.
Race crews may not access the following: Logan Peak, Richards Hollow, Cowley Canyon, Logan River, Corral Hollow, and Danish Pass.
Pre-Race Briefing is Thursday at 5:00 pm, before the race at Merlin Olsen park, which is located at 300 East Center St. in Logan. We will be at the south pavilion, which is near the 200 east 100 south intersection.
The meeting is at 5:00 pm. You may start checking in as early as 3:30 pm.
The Race starts at Hyrum Gibbons/Mount Logan Park, located at 1400 East 350 South in Logan.
- Go up Center Street in Logan.
- Work your way up the hill until you come to Eastridge.
- Turn right on Eastridge.
- Go to 1400 East.
- The park will be straight ahead.
Aid Station Accessibility
Race Crews may access the following Aid Stations:
Leatham Hollow 19.66
Right Hand Fork 36.92
Temple Fork 45.15
Tony Grove 51.84
Franklin Basin TH 61.48
Green Canyon 83.9
Ranger Dip 92.2
Finish Line 100.0
Race Crews may not access the following Aid Stations:
Logan Peak 10.52
Richards Hollow 22.50
Cowley Canyon 29.98
Logan River 65.54
Corral Hollow 73.7
Danish Pass 77.4
With 300 runners, parking at some of the aid stations will be limited. Please limit yourself to one crew vehicle, to arrive no earlier than 30 minutes before your runner. This will prevent conflicts with other forest users, reduce traffic, and enhance everyone’s experience. This policy applies to the following aid stations: Leatham Hollow, Right Hand Fork, Temple Fork, and Franklin Basin Road. We hope this solution to our parking woes will work well. If the 30-minute limit is not followed, and conflicts occur, we risk losing our special use permit with the Forest Service (worst case). At best we will be required to limit crew access to these aid station outright or use a shuttle system. So be a good neighbor and take care of the Bear.
Please don’t have your crew come to all of the aid stations. Pick maybe 3 or 4, and do tell them to drive slowly and carefully. Some places are narrow and steep. We want them to arrive safely. Aid stations and directions are as follows:
Leatham Hollow (Mile 19.66): Go south from Logan (left fork heading out of town) on Highway 165 to Hyrum, turn left at the light just before McDonald’s and go up Blacksmith Fork Canyon. Turn left about 5 miles up the canyon at the Left Fork of the Blacksmith sign. The road is paved for about a half mile and then turns to dirt. It’s about 1 mile from the turnoff to Leatham Hollow Aid Station. Crews may crew here. It is another 3 miles up the dirt road to the Richards Hollow station. CREWS ARE NOT PERMITTED AT RICHARDS HOLLOW. The road is rough, narrow and dusty with many runners on the road. Crew your runner at Leatham.
Right Hand Fork (Mile 36.92): From Leatham Hollow, go back to Logan, turn right or east on Highway 89 and go up Logan Canyon approximately 9 miles. Turn right at Right Fork at a sign that says to Camp Lomia. After about 1 mile you will come to a junction at Camp Lomia. Take the left fork on a dirt road for about one more mile to the Right Hand Fork Aid Station. When parking, please allow space for a supply trailer to round the loop at the Aid Station.]
Temple fork (Mile 45.15): From Right Fork, go back to the Logan Canyon Highway, and turn right. Go about 5 miles up the Canyon to the Temple Fork road. The aid station is right there. DO NOT PARK ON HIGHWAY 89 AT TEMPLE FORK. You will be cited by the Highway Patrol. Park either in the lot or along the dirt road that the runners will be descending. Again, please leave enough space for travelers with trailers driving back in on the Temple Fork Road.
Tony Grove (Mile 51.84): From Temple Fork, go up Logan Canyon about 5 miles to the Tony Grove turn (left). It is 7 miles on paved road to the aid station at Tony Grove Lake. Anyone parking within the circular parking area must pay a $5.00 fee to the Forest Service.
Franklin Basin (Mile 61.48): From the Tony Grove Aid Station, go back down to the highway, turn left. Continue up the Canyon about 3.5 miles to the Franklin Basin Road. Turn left, go about ¼ mile on dirt road and turn left just past the bridge. (Note: There are two possible immediate lefts right after the bridge. The first left could be used for overflow parking if the aid station is crowded. The higher road (2nd immediate left) leads to the aid station which is a couple of hundred yards in. Please follow parking monitors’ instructions.
Green Canyon: (Mile 83.9): This is a new aid station for the Bear 100 2016 and is crew accessible. There are at least three ways to get to this aid station. Only two will be cited. The longer way is a smoother, less rough way. It is Option 2 listed below. At times, Green Canyon Aid Station may be referred to as GCAS.
Option 1: (Shorter total distance, but a rougher way, especially for cars.) From the Franklin Basin Aid Station, return to Highway 89, turn left and head up the Canyon towards Bear Lake. Turn left towards Beaver Mountain Ski Lodge, Highway 243. Before Highway 243 makes a big turn to the left, turn right on Forest Service Road 011 to Beaver Creek Campground. Stay on FS 011. At the Idaho border, the Forest Service Road turns into FS 411. (Note: For any of you who have done the Bear 100 before, this is the road you take to our old Aid Station, Beaver Creek Campground.) There is a very rough spot on this road right near the UT-ID border for approximately ½ mile or more. Continue past Beaver Creek Campground 1.6 miles to a junction where there are signs saying Egan Basin to the left and St. Charles to the right. You will be approximately 6 miles from Highway 89 at this point. Stay right at the junction and continue on FS 411 another 2.8 miles to the GCAS.
Alternate option to Green Canyon Aid Station: (longer, but better roads for cars)
From the Franklin Basin Aid Station, head east on Highway 89 to Bear Lake. At the four way stop in Garden City, turn left and continue on Highway 89 to St. Charles, approximately 12 miles from Garden City. Go one block past the large church on the left to 200 N. Turn left on 200 N. heading West. After a couple of blocks, the road turns to dirt (Green Canyon Road, Forest Service Road 411). About 7.5 miles up Green Canyon Road, you will come to a junction. Take the right fork of that junction with signs saying Beaver Creek and Egan Basin. Continue on FS 411 for about 1.8 miles. You will come to a large clearing with adequate parking for all crew.
Ranger Dip (Mile 92.2): There are two good ways to get to Ranger Dip from Green Canyon Aid Station. Either one of them should get you back on Highway 89 between Beaver Mountain Ski Area and Garden City. Just use reverse directions to get you back to either Beaver Mountain Ski Area or Garden City Utah.
Ranger Dip via Beaver Ski Lodge Area:
If you are going to FS 014 from Beaver Ski Lodge, head east on Highway 89 (approximately 3+ miles) and as you drop down into an open area you will see the State Road Sheds on the left and Swan Flat Road will be approximately a half mile further east. Turn left on FS 014 (Swan Flat Road). At the end of a pretty flat open area, take the right fork for about another quarter of a mile. You are at Ranger Dip Aid Station.
Ranger Dip via Garden City:
From Garden City, head west on Highway 89 towards Logan (approximately 8-9 miles) and as you drop down off the summit a few miles, turn right on FS 014 (Swan Flat Road) back in to Ranger Dip Aid Station. At the end of a pretty flat area, take the right fork for about another quarter of a mile. You are at Ranger Dip AS. If you are headed towards Logan and pass the State Road Sheds on the right, you missed FS 014.
Finish Go back the way you came from Ranger Dip AS to highway 89. Turn left, over the summit, and down to Bear Lake at Garden City. At Garden City turn left (north) on Highway 89. Cross into Idaho, and in about 3 miles you will reach Fish Haven. On the left you will see a restaurant called Gladys’s Place. The finish is 100 yards further on the right (east), next to the lake and in area with a large yard and bowery.
There is no Parking allowed on the west side of Highway 89 from Gladys’s Place to where the runners cross the highway and go down the last 100 Yards of the Bear 100 to the Official Finish Line. There is very limited parking south of the grassy area where the race ends. You can, however, park along Highway 89 on both sides of the Highway North of where the runners finish the race.