June 19, 2010
Webmaster Mary ran the inaugural Keyes Peak Trail Marathon.
The Keyes Peak Trail Marathon starts and ends at the Keyes Peak ski lodge, about 4 miles southwest of Florence, WI.
Florence is about 10 miles west of Iron Mountain, MI. The course uses ATV trails and gravel service roads.
At mile 18 the course features a river crossing. This was not an ankle deep stream to
skip across in about 10 steps. This was a full force chest deep river with a strong current.
Local resident, Dwayne Drewa served as runner-goalie to catch the runners that attempted to
swim across the shorter but deep route, and assisted those of us that opted for the longer, yet
The river crossing was a BLAST. The cool water was refreshing. A bag drop was available
just after the crossing for those who wanted dry shoes and/or clothes.
This unique feature makes this marathon one I would definitely recommend.