Want to carry a bunch of water on your back, uphill? Heck yeah! The Sherpa Showdown has become almost as popular as the Volcanic race. This is the weekend when we hike water into the remote aid stations for the race. We’ll feed you well afterwards and we promise you’ll feel your butt muscles the next day. We play a little game too, with a free race entry as the prize, for the person who carries the most weight compared to their body weight.
This race can’t happen with the Sherpas, so if you are looking for a way to get involved and have fun (really, it is fun), put this on your calendar. You can help out one day or make a weekend of it and haul water with us both days. We’ll gather at Marble Mountain Sno Park at 8:00 a.m. each morning and divy up the supplies to hike in. Bring a large backpack if you’ve got one (we have some loaners) and the snacks and water you’ll consume on the ~9 mile roundtrip hike. Trekking poles are very helpful too.
We’ll camp nearby Saturday night and everyone is welcome to find a spot and stay for an evening of storytelling and laughs and probably a little groaning about our sore muscles.