Jay, Anita, Barb and Vickie on Friday evening
Matt Kirk and Byron Backer
Matt, Byron and Anita at packet-pick-up
Climbing Onion Mt. at dawn. Through the rhododendrons..
Vickie Kendall is all smiles in the early morning light
Sunrise over terrapin mt.
Joyce Findley sporting her VHTRC Furbutt skort on the trail.
On the Glenwwod Horse Trail. You run this in reverse at night during Hellgate
Anita Finkle in orange with two unidentified ladies I ran with for a couple of miles
Martha Wright and Mike Day begin the climb up Apple Orchard Mt. just past aid station 2
Dorothy hunter entering Reed Creek, Aid station #2 while Barb Isom departs
Aid Station #3 at Sunset Fields on the Blue Ridge Parkway
Dean Taker's back at Sunset Fields
Over 2,000 feet down. But what goes down, must be climbed back up
Dean starts the descent to the valley floor
Brad Lowery crosses Cornelius Creek, my favorite trail on the course.
Martha Wright tries to decide where to cross. Hurry up Martha, I'm suppose to be running a race
Last year this was mid-thigh whitewater due to the thunderstorms
Amy “Flame” Brown about the halfway point
Flame on ! ( she has gorgeous red hair hidden underneath that cap)
Brad lubes up at Colon Hollow, aid station #5
Mom and daughter Crabtree. Most excellent volunteer family
Beautiful flowers on hillside
Cascades below Apple Orchard Falls
Brad enjoys the view
Through the rock garden
The trail? up to the Falls. Watch your step!
Feeling great at the Falls
But still a lot of climbing to the top
Stairway to Heaven? Not too many runners think so!
Breathtaking view in more ways than one. Still a lot of climbing to get to the top
New trail friend Brad brings it home.
Quattro, Kerry and other VHTRC members lounge around on a perfect Spring afternoon
What a great way to relax
More friends smiling on a beautiful day
MTC friend Marie Lewis finishes her first trail 50K
Marie finishes with a big smile while John Straub celebrates
Tony Rouse, Marie Lewis, Anita and Jay Finkle. Four people that make this such a great sport
Thanks David Horton for another great race
Todd and Dorothy Hunter on their 1st anniversary, with Bea Kendall
Caroline and Walker Williams
Tammy Gray finishes her 1st 50K while proud husband Rick cheers her on
These are the mountains we ran over. Apple Orchard Mountain is in the center background with the weather station just visible as a white spot on top.