Darrington Enduro Race Recap in Photos

August 20, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

Enduro Race held at North Mountain in Darrington, Washington

Photos & Words By Heather Carter. 

This recap comes better late than never, as the race happened nearly 3 weeks ago. It was the 4th round of Enduro races for the Race Cascadia 2022 Season. It's also my first Photoblog recapping a race that I shot, but I gotta start somewhere, right? Anyway, I would like to share some Photos and a few words to accompany them in this first (but not last) race recap from my POV.

HCP03681HCP03681 Racers slowly trickled into the Staging Area at North Mountain the morning of July 30th, 2022. 

HCP03715HCP03715 Gearing up for what would become a hot, dusty day of Enduro Racing on some rowdy trails.

HCP03748HCP03748 After notifying everyone that the start time was to be moved up an hour to 8am instead of 9am, we knew we were gearing up for a scorcher (by PNW standards)! 

HCP03764HCP03764 After following directions from the Course Manager, Ebikes were underway; followed by Pro/Expert, Sport, and then Enduro Lite onto the course.

HCP03654HCP03654 It's the volunteers that keep these races alive! Rapha has partnered with Race Cascadia to give all volunteers some Rapha swag for each race that they help out with. It gets better with each race!
 

HCP03914HCP03914 Stage 1 (and 2!) was on Out of the Blue, a single black diamond, and the longest trail on the mountain at 4 miles long with nearly 3,000' of descent! Race Cascadia is the Real Deal of Enduro Racing for sure. Pro Racer in Photo: Myles Trainer.

HCP04459HCP04459 Finding the right light pockets was crucial to getting good race photos here! Pro Racer: Marco Osboune

HCP06361HCP06361 Stage 3 was on my personal favorite: Jackpot! It is a single black tech trail with lots of roots and fun the whole way down. It begins and ends on Skyline. Racer: Pro Racer: Eric Olsen

HCP08145HCP08145 The light was getting harsh, so we were on the hunt for some shade and cool lighting effects with the dust! Expert Racer: Teresa Hughes repping the Donut Squad!

HCP08432HCP08432 The After party & podiums were held at Rivertime Brewing in downtown Darrington. 

HCP08448HCP08448 I highly recommend this spot! You can't beat the Pizza & beer they serve, its delicious!

Thanks for stopping by! 

View the entire Photo Collection HERE.

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