Mileage: 5.5 miles (Running Total 40.5) Image of the finish line of Leg #9  
Difficulty: Moderate-Hard.
Topography: Rolling steady climb, crashing downhill to the finish.
Description: Leave the parking lot, and turn left onto Lake Road. At 0.7 miles, turn right at the ‘T’ onto Bubb Road. At 0.9 mi., turn left to stay on Bubb Road, and then take the next right (1.0 mi.) onto Boal Gap Road. That was your last glimpse of civilization for a while as you re-enter the forest. After you pass Kriese Valley Road on the left (1.4 mi.), you follow along a mountain stream uphill, passing Venerick Hollow Lane (private road) on your right at 1.8 miles. You’ll cross the stream at 2.5 miles and continue a rolling, consistent climb until bearing right at the intersection of Crowfield Road at 4.5 miles. From here you have a 1 mile cruise downhill to the parking lot/picnic area at Penn Roosevelt State Park.
Transition Zone 3: Penn Roosevelt State Park. Parking is on the left-hand side, before the TZ zone; handoff on the right. Rest rooms available.
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