Erich Wegscheider

The Challenges

Western States 100

The Western States 100 is the oldest and most prestigious 100 mile trail race. Starting in Squaw Valley, the course climbs 18,000 feet (5,486 m) en route to the finish line in Auburn, California. Along the way, the trail features stunning high-country vistas, canyons of the former gold country, and icy cold rivers.