The leg starts on a long, fast and potentially dangerous downhill to Million Dollar Falls, on the right side of the road at the bottom of the hill. Then riders begin a 7 km ( 4.3 mile) relentless climb, which begins steeply at the bridge with shallower grades at times. There are great views over the Tatshenshini River on the right, if your eyes aren’t too glazed over with the effort. Riders then drop down to the Blanchard River and pass into the wider plains of the plateau. There are a few steep sections and the leg ends on a steep uphill guaranteed to turn your legs into jello.
There is ample parking at this checkpoint but it is often windy and may be quite cool.