5 Columbia pax (plus one 2.0) completed a Saturday Double Down by running the 2nd Annual Quarry Crusher Run at the Olympia Quarry.
3.5 mile race to the bottom of an active granite quarry and then back out again.
- This was easily the coolest and hardest 5K(ish) I have ever run.
- The road to the bottom of the quarry is wide and steep, at some points a 10% grade. The downhill portion on the gravely road was fast, and the uphill portion was brutal — 1.3 miles all uphill.
- The bottom of the quarry is 399 feet below sea level, and the quarry has been active for nearly 100 years.