A photo journey from the Anza Borrego Desert to Cuyamaca Peak
The Lost Boys 50 Mile has been on my bucket list for sometime. Two weeks before the event’s start date I learned that this could very well be its last year. After approval from Emily, I signed up.
Lost Boys got its start in 1991 — there were 4 finishers that year. Through the years, the event has attracted quite an impressive but quiet crew. Guys and gals like Ben Hian, Luanne Park, Tom Nielsen, Sherry Kay Mahieu, Jennifer Henderson, Brandon Sybrowsky, Anne Langstaff, Suzanne Brana, Suzie Lister, Earl Towner, Joanne Urioste, Jonathan Worswick, Patrik Gunnarsson, Jeff Haines, Randy Calvert, Tracy Moore and Mark Marcelli have crossed the Lost Boys’ finish line. Finally, 27 years after its inception, I’d get my chance to participate.
From the race’s website:
“The Lost Boys Ultra is a rare point-to-point course that starts in the beautiful Anza Borrego Desert in San Diego County, California, at 1,100-foot elevation, tops off on Cuyamaca Peak at 6,512-foot elevation and ends at Cuyamaca Lake in the Cuyamaca Rancho State Park. With over 9,000′ of climb and 6,100′ of descent for the 50 mile race the course really packs a punch.”
Special thanks to the many volunteers that spent their Saturday watching us pass through, race director Brian Gonzales for sustaining this old school and epic event and Emily Torrence for pandering me. I’ve never carried a phone during any of my previous 202 ultras. However, last weekend, I thought it’d be inventive to carry my camera, share the adventure and photo-log this unique course. So, without further ado here’s the Lost Boys’ course in pictures…