Length = 7.80 miles
Starts at 8790 feet & finishes at 8925
Ascent 2571 Descent 2421
Runners take 2.3 to 4 hours to go from Brighton to Poleline Pass (mile 75.61 to 83.39). Water, food, and electrolyte drinks are available. POLE LINE PASS IS A DROP BAG STATION. Runners leave the Brighton Aid station through the north doors, down the steps, and head north, back to the graveled trail coming up the hill where they turn right(east) and go uphill. Following this trail for a short distance just past the Alpine Rose building on the left will bring runners to a "T" intersection in the dirt road. Just ahead and to the right of a green gate across the road is the start of a new trail completed in October of 2005. The trail heads southeast and climbs underneath the ski lifts about 1/3rd mile and skirts around some granite boulders where it connects to the old trail/dirt road. The trail turns right climbing up past the Dog Lake trail on the left, across a short wood bridge, and past the Twin Lakes trail on the right. It soon comes to the base of the Lake Mary dam and the trail climbs up through a watery granite trail to the south side of the dam. The trail continues on the east side of Lake Mary and is somewhat hard to find in the dark since it is frequently all granite rock. The trail climbs above past Lake Martha below on the right and switchbacks up to Lake Catherine which is out of sight on the left until you climb up the steep trail to Catherine Pass. Steep and confusing trails weave up the ridge after the pass to Point Supreme, elevation 10,480, highest elevation on the course. At the top, a false trail leads east towards Sunset Peak. The correct trail, #157, descends into Dry Fork. The Dry Fork trail is a very rocky and steep, weaving back and forth. Wandering off the trail here is hazardous due to sheer cliffs. About 2 miles down from the pass, the trail becomes a steep jeep road with loose rocks, and 1/4 mile further is Ant Knolls aid station with water and food (mile 80.27). From the aid station leave on Trail #157 (do not go down the jeep road past the aid station). The trail heads southeast and then climbs several steep switch backs the local runners call the "Grunt" about 1/2 mile to Ant Knolls Pass where it turns south and heads for Poleline Pass.NO CREWS ARE ALLOWED AT POLE LINE PASS
Runners come into Pole Line Pass from a trail descending from the north and cross the main dirt road between American Fork Canyon and Heber Valley. They leave this aid station by continuing on trail #157 running south out of the aid station.