View down to the base camp during the Thursday evening carry.
We went straight up from camp to the trail that connected between Mendoza Saddle and the Aid Station.
Jim at the Virginius Saddle after the Thursday night carry.
Not so great evening light for photos, but great views non-the-less.
The runners drop down that gully on the way to Governs Basin Aid Station
Just a little colors around Mt. Sniffels.
We woke at first light and Roch prepared coffee for all of us. Thanks!
First light hitting the mountains.
Jim, Roch, and Dan discussing the best way to get all this crap up top.....
Do I need to bring this water?
The morning started under clear skies.
Base camp with Sue making her way up.
Almost up to the trail.
Looking over towards Mendoza Saddle and the mountains behind Telluride.
Approaching the pass now.
Looking towards Telluride from the aid station.
What a huge pack.
Glenn operated the radio
The rest of the crew.
Jim running to the top
There is not a lot of space to have an aid station. Time to get organized.
The porta ledge served as a nice table
Supples stored underneath.
Putting up the shelter
Allen arrive after coming up from the Governs Basin side.
He was very excited to be up here.
Basically all set up now.
Jim ready to take on the runners.
nice views. Not a good sign that clouds were already building by 9am
Time to wait for runners
Allen decided to spend to some time making a message in the snow for the runners.
Jim was the master cook
The shelter waiting for runners.
Lots of clouds by 11am
We were all waiting to see the first runner come of the Mendoza Saddle
Roch not happy that the rain hitting Telleride is coming our way. No runners yet...
Awaiting the rain storm.
The first runners came though in a rain storm and this continued for a while.
More rain in the distance
Harry Harcrow ??
Chad Piala and Garry Harrington
Clouds starting to roll in.
Luckily they dissapated
Waiting for the last of the runners as it began to get dark
Nice light on my drive back to NM on Sunday morning.