Start and Finish Area at the Easton Fire House.
Aid Station Supplies
Cascade Crest 100 mile endurance run!
The race started in Easton, Washington. About 1 1/2 hours for Seattle.
Jason ran and Dylan was our excellent crew.
Jason, Dylan, and Lisa from New York City.
Charlie giving the race briefing. The race started at 10am and we were treated to a full breakfast. It was nice compared to the predawn starts of most races.
Time to put on the race face!
The race started on dirt roads but goes onto single track trail quickly. We are headed to the peak in the distance.
Working up to Goat Peak.
We had ideal weather conditions for running. Not too hot.
Single track up Goat Peak.
We got in a long line of people. This is probably good as it kept us from going out too fast.
Look back the first of many awesome views.
Rock outcropping on Goat Peak.
We stopped to get a few photos. I think that is Kachess Lake in the background. In about 14 hours, we will be running by that lake.
One of the more lush forest sections.
Views from the ridge to the Cole Butte Aid Station.
Leaving the Cole Butte Aid Station (~11 miles in).
View of Mount Rainier with the top half in the clouds.
On a section of forest service road shortly before we get onto the PCT trail.
Leaving Blowout Mountain Aid Station.
Lots of nice views.
Time for 30+ miles of awesome single track!
Movie of sweet single track.
Through big trees.
In open areas.
Leaving Tacoma Pass Aid Station. (~ 23.5 miles)
The single track was very runnable. Not a lot of roots or rocks for many of the sections.
PCT trail marker sign. The race uses around 30 miles of this trail.
Yet another movie.
Jason took control of the camera for a bit.
Huckleberries!! This was one of the things that slowed down Jason a little bit!
Picking berries instead of running?
Snowshoe Butte Aid Station. Mile 30 @ 4:30 pm.
Movie - view.
Stampede Pass Aid Station. Mile 34.5. This was the last time that I saw Jason until the finish.
Flowers along the trail.
Leaving the Meadow Mountain Aid Station.
Small waterfall on the way to Mirror Lake.
Looking down on some other lake.
Mirror Lake. The people camping in the tents must have seen runner's lights all night!
This is the last picture that I took until sunrise.
Not a very interesting sunrise from where I was....
It got cold at night, everything had a frosty dew on it. This is around mile 82 @ 6:30am.
This was the last picture that I took until the finish. The course got enveloped by a cloud so not good views and I just wanted to get done.
Jason just after finishing. I messed up the picture as he crossed the finish line :-(
The finishers list.
Close up of my finish time. I am super excited by my sub 25 hour finish!
A hard earned solid brass buckle for the finish.