The 21st Annual Top Notch Triathlon will be Saturday, August 3, 2013.
Starting from the picturesque mountain village of Franconia New Hampshire, you will mountain bike along 3 miles of paved road before you embark on a wooded uphill trail climb to the top of Franconia Notch.
Along the way, expect to encounter mud, rocks, roots, and more.
The second leg will be a plunge ahead into pristine Echo Lake (average August water temp: 65) for a brisk swim.
Last, but not least, you will start your ascent up the ski trails of Cannon Mountain.
Loose gravel, ledge and wild life may all be encountered on the 2.5 mile trek.
The vertical rise from lake to the summit is 2280 feet.
The grand total vertical climb from start to finish will be a phenomenal 3320 feet!