Running up the first trail in the dark
Same picture a little later.
Cutting onto the trail up to Dives/little Giant
Same shot from behind
Looking over at the pass of Dives/Little Giant
From the top looking down the trail
There's the first aid station...Cunningham!
Billy Simpson at Cunningham
Mike Dobies pulling away from me already....he had a fantastic run this year!
Looking back down at the runners coming up from Cunningham
Another closer shot
Looking across towards the hill we just came down
Mike Dobies coming up Green Mountain
Looking from Green towards Buffalo Boy and Stony Pass
The one and only John Cappis out taking photos of the runners
Looking back at the runners coming towards me and John
Maggie Gulch aid station down there
After leaving Maggie Gulch AS
Pole Creek aid station
Jeff Wilbur coming down the Cataract Trail into Sherman aid station
Heading up Burrows Road and what we had to deal with
Heading up Handies along the Grizzly Gulch trail
I am sitting down sick and took a photo of Carol Gerber cranking up the mountain
Carol with the Handies summit ahead of her
At the top, sitting there with another runner wondering why I am trying to do this run again.
Up Chuck Ridge
Just looking around from the summit
Looking down to where we need to go, I think that's Sloan's Lake.
Unknown runner coming up towards Grouse Peak.
Another shot of American Basin
Handies with the sun setting on it's side
More runners coming up while i sit and ponder my future of Hardrocking....
Our good friend Mark Heaphy
Our other "new" good friend, Diane Widdowson
Diane with that always huge smile....
Sunset over Grouse Gulch
Just watching the sun go down before i do...
Looking down into Grouse Gulch, my final run at Hardrock
Now we are at day 2...
Scott Jurek wins in record time!
Finally, Scott gets to kiss the Hardrock
A well deserved hug
Karl Meltzer, 2nd place
Karl is tough!
Scott and Karl talk about the race
Krissy Moehl, first women and new course record holder being paced by Kyle Skaggs
Yeah! You are a "Hardrocker"!
Tears of joy
Krissy and Scott climb up on the Hardrock for photos
It looked easier than it is!
1st place male and female, both new course record holders
I had to put this shot in here....this is Charlie Thorn's house moved out into the street. Many of us helped Charlie with this project. If you think it's hard to run Hardrock, you could try moving a house on the week leading up to the race!
John Dewalt, aged 71, 12 time finisher and one time house mover sitting beside Oscar, the Wrublick's cool little dog. He wanted so much to curl up in John's lap.