Trail Runner Magazine has just published a four-page feature on North Dakota’s Maah Daah Hey trail in their December issue. This 97 mile single-track course winds through the Badlands of ND featuring switch-backs up (and down) buttes, ridges and canyons.
Maah Daah Hey, a Mandan Indian phrase, means “an area that has or will be around for a long time.” The author of the story, Jennifer Chesak, writes: “The area’s history is thicker than the heady scent of sagebrush, and a run over the land will channel your inner warrior.”
The author highlights the annual Badlands Trail Run, with 5K and 10K events, which takes place August 27, 2011.
The Maah Daah Hey is the nation’s longest continuous singletrack trail. Elevations range from 2,000 to 2,700 feet. This summer, a second trail (nicknamed the Deuce) will add an additional 40+ miles.