September 26-27, 2008
“You’re not dead yet!!” – Yelled from my crew at mile 76
This was a first for me, trying to finish two 100-milers within 13 days of each other. I had recently finished the very tough Plain 100 and I felt ready to take on The Bear. This year the Bear 100 was run on a totally new course — a point-to-point from Logan, UT to Fish Haven, ID, on the shore of deep blue Bear Lake. The new course claimed to be nearly 23,000 feet and I have no doubt that it is. Course designers, Leland Barker and Phil Lowry hoped to present a course very similar to Wasatch 100 in difficulty and experience.