Sue J and Deb goofing off before the start in the gym
Jennifer and Gerry Roach
The one and only Rich Limacher
Leland Barker and Duane Nelson
?, Bill Losey, Sean Andrish, Billy Simpson and Rob Youngren
Rick Hodges talking with Chris Scott
Beth Simpson taking picture, Mike Bur (White hat), Chris Scott telling secrets
Carolyn Erdman at the check in table
Peter Bakwin about to go out for his 2nd trip of the Hardrock course
Tom Hayes and Kirk Apt
Geri K., Rodger and Jimmy Wrublik
The VHTRC gang not quite ready for the photo
VHTRC'ers...Mike Dobies (front right) and Sue Johnston (next to Deb) have been practicing poses
The man! Karl Meltzer
Dale Garland on the rock getting ready to send us out there.
Tyler Curiel and family
Joe Prusaitis getting ready to finish #6
Sue, Kirk, Billy and Nate
And we're off!
Sean Andrish walking with us back of the packers
Runner's going across nute Chute
Crossing Mineral Creek
A beautiful morning in the San Juans
Blake Wood in green
Looking across Bear Creek #1
Sun rising behind a distant peak
Moon is there, too!
Putnam Basin area
More of Putnam Basin, this was the subject of Sherri Kae Mahieu poster painting of 2001
Stream of runners coming down behind me into Porcupine Basin
Part of what the trail looks like near the bottom
Coming into Kamm Traverse aid station
Looking back behind me on Kamm's traverse
Another, looking ahead
Joel Zucker memorial atop Grant's Peak
Looking across from the top
Runner's coming up
Looking down at Island Lake from atop Grant's peak, ala Grant Swamp Pass
Looking across towards Oscar's Pass, our next big challenge
Runner nearing the top of Grant's
Craig having a bite before heading down the scree
Runner's coming down
Looking towards Oscar's
Craig coming up the very hot Oscar's Pass
While stopping to cool down, I took this shot. I have no idea what or where it is...
Looking back at Grant Swamp Pass...this is very close ot the shot Deb used for the Hardrock painting that got selected for the print.
We come down above where that line of snow is in the center.
Runner's coming up in the heat
Someone (Rick Hodges?) coming up behind me
This was "the" hardest part of the race by far...hot, full blazing sun, near 13,000 feet and my undoing.
Runner resting at the top before heading down to Telluride
The rocky road on top
Runner barely seen dropping over the edge onto the Wasatch Trail into Telluride
The pretty Wasatch Trail
More Wasatch Trail
Looking down to where we're headed
My greeter as I come into the Telluride aid station (very sick)
Telluride Aid Station
After spending several hours at the aid station trying to recover from the heat and my nauseous stomach, I continue on up to Mendota Saddle to Virginius.
This is John Dewalt sitting by the side of the trail not feeling very well...he went on to finish #11 at 70 year's old!
First storm of the day coming to cool things off...
Mark Blenden (Blue Jacket) and friend coming up behind me.
Climbing Mendota up to Virginius (Hans in Yellow jacket with pacer Liz Walker)
Barren, rocky trail
Runner (Mark Heaphy?) heading down from Virginius
Mark Blenden talking a break after dropping off of Virginius. Neither Mark nor I would finish this year, this is Mark's first Hardrock.
The sun is setting as I decide to not continue
Another of the sun setting on day 1