The start of beautiful Day 2 of the 2008 Gore-Tex TransRockies Run!
Dawn over camp.
The start and the pinnacle. (We went up as high as you see.)
Meissner and his wardrobe malfunction. I think confirms that Sean's not a morning person. (http://coachingendurance.com/blog/2008/08/transrockies-day-2.shtml) We can sympathize.
I just like this photo.
The start of the climb up to Hope Pass.
Hart and Meissner of Team Montrail in the Aspens.
Team Salt Stick (I think) further up the climb.
Martin taking care of business rather than looking up at the scenery. Bad, Martin!
Martin, Meissner, Matt, Montrail, Mountains.
The mountains are big out here!
Don't forget to look south.
Martin takes in the climb ahead.
I think Stage 2 was more to Martin's liking.
Sky and mountains... and Team Salt Stick working hard!
Diggin' deep up high.
The Salt Stick and Montrail teams with heads down working hard in the alpine zone.
Martin Gaffuri making progress up the trail
Hart giving Meissner a hand.
We came from the valley in the bottom left.
I think this shot puts the day in perspective. That's Team Montrail again.
You can't ask for much more.
More perspective near the top.
Martin wants get over this mountain.
One of my favorite views in the world.
We conquered these mountains... for today.
Big sky above Twin Lakes and the Arkansas River valley.
Martin heading down towards the alpine clearing and control point 2.
Wrong way, Martin!
(Martin was practicing his patented switchback spin move, seriously.)
Tilty, but beautiful down in the valley.
Martin powering to the finish of Stage 2.
The stream crossing... with authentic stream on the lens!
Team Montrail. Don't expect to see more shots like this.
We went over that mountain! Mount Hope from aside one of the Twin Lakes.
The race staff aiming to please.
(Jenn Lutz and Martin Gaffuri)
Clockwise from the visored runner - Max King, Matt Hart, Tony Kropicka, Sean Meissner, ??, ??, Erik Skaggs.
Cool clouds over Mount Massive and Leadville.
Team Nike and Team Saab/Salomon talking things over at dinner.
Martin, Cynthia Amon of WL Gore, and me sporting new Windstopper jackets.