On June 19th to 24th, the American Trail Running Association partnered with the Google Maps team to capture 360 degree panoramic “street-view” imagery of the entire Western States Trail using the Street View Trekker backpack.
Our expedition took place the week before the 2016 Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run on June 25. Led by our Director of Online Marketing, Richard Bolt, and supported by several prominent ATRA corporate members, the expedition was documented by iRunFar, Scott Yates and experienced trail running race photographer Mike Hermsmeyer. Read iRunFar’s Perspectives From the Western States Trekker Project to get a behind the scenes look into the expedition.
Once the street-view imagery has been processed, it will be embedded into this webpage as well as onto selected sponsor websites. Stay tuned for a Go-LIVE announcement online & from our booth at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Salt Lake City, Utah, August 3-6.
See our social media feeds & subscribe to our Trail News blog to read daily updates from the team as they traversed 100 miles of rugged Sierra Nevada mountain trails from Squaw Valley to Auburn, California.
About The Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run
The Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run is the world’s oldest and most prestigious 100-mile trail race. Starting in Squaw Valley, California near the site of the 1960 Winter Olympics and ending 100.2 miles later in Auburn, California, Western States, in the decades since its inception in 1974, has come to represent one of the ultimate endurance tests in the world.
2015 Western States Photos by Myke Hermsmeyer
Need Paper Maps?
Do you like to kick it old-school and use paper maps while trail running? You can find fantastic maps of the many trails around Auburn at the “Our Trails” page on this official city website, auburnendurancecapital.com.