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Warrior's Society Vision Quest

date and location

Due to predicted rain and winds on the original event date we have postponed the events to Saturday, June 8th.

Event Date: Saturday, June 8, 2024
Event Location: Santa Ana Mountains, Orange County, CA
Event Start: 5:00 AM - 6:30 AM

Vision Quest online registration is closed for 2024

All entry fees are non-refundable, non-transferable and non-deferrable. We have to plan well in advance and therefore cannot offer refunds. You may not give or sell your number to another individual. The entry fee for a 2024 event WILL NOT transfer to the 2025 event, no exceptions. This policy stays in effect whether you are injured, have unexpected business, a family emergency, etc. Sorry, there are NO exceptions.

additional info

Comps will only be given out to 10 year finishers, club members in good standing, notable event participants and sponsors who donate $1,500 in swag or more.

We will no longer keep time - this only encourages participants, especially those concerned about their times, to go too fast at unsafe speeds putting others on the trails at risk.

Early packet pickup will begin Friday, June 7th at Black Star Canyon Road near the intersection of Silverado Canyon Road from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

You will have to option to start anytime between 5:00 am and 6:00 am. If you wish to start early you must pick up your packet on Friday. Friends can pick up packets for others. You must check in with staff in the morning before starting.

No matter which time you start you must make Aid Station #1 cut-off time of 10:00 am and the cut-off time of 12:30 at the intersection of Maple Springs Road and the Main Divide Road.

Participants are reminded that this is not a race; it is an endurance event where the whole point is to finish. You are responsible if you collide with any trail user (as stated in the release) and will be DQ’ed. If the public reports you are riding in an unsafe manner you will be DQ’ed. Our insurance does not cover you if you collide with other trail users.

You have the option to bring your own bags of supplies for the Aid Stations and they must be in bags that can be thrown away after the event. Number the bags “Aid Station #1” and Aid Station #2 so we know where to send them. We will be providing Hammer Nutrition gels, hydration mix and water at the aid stations.

course description

The course is approximately 52 miles with 9,300 feet of elevation gain

1. Up Black Star to the Main Divide
2. North to Sierra Peak
3. Turn back on the Main Divide
4. Proceed on the Main Divide to and down the Silverado Trail (Motorway) to Aid Station #1
5. Up Maple Springs to the Main Divide and up to Santiago Peak and aid station #2
6. Down the Main Divide to the Holy Jim Trail
7. Down the Holy Jim to Trabuco Creek Road
8. Out Trabuco Creek Road to the Parker Ranch (1/4 mile from Trabuco Canyon Road)


» Preparing for the event
» Video documenting the 2004 Pow Wow on YouTube

Contact: countingcoup@warriorssociety.org

Finishing Times:
2022, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006,
2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998

Read the 2022 event write-up.

Click here for the event photo gallery.

The main divide photo gallery can be found here.


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