David Drach up ahead of me climbing
Looking into the misty White Mountains
Another climb....theme of the day!
Waterfall seen as we climb up to Madison Hut
Yeah, this is the "trail"
Inside the Madison Hut this young lady was cooking lunch and other food. I walked in and playing was "Sweet Baby James" by James Taylor. I sat, at some cake they were selling and took in the moment. It was the highlight of the day...
Looking back at the Madison Hut as I climbed up to Mt. Adams along the Airline Trail.
Monument in Edmands Col
Looking back at Edmands Col
Looking back at Mt Adams from the summit of Mt Jefferson.
Looking ahead towards Mt Washington from Mt Jefferson.
Trail sign telling me which way to Mt. Washington.
Mt Washington from the summit of Mt Clay.
Watching the train from the Cog railway coming up at me as I crossed the track.
People on the "summit" of Mt Washington. All I cared about was the food they were selling in the restaurant, our 3rd aid station.
Looking back at Mt Washington from the Tuckerman Ravine trail.
Looking down at Rte 16 where our next aid station will be.
Glen Rock from a distance on the "Glen Rock trail".
Closeup of Glen Rock with Rte 16 far below.
Andrew Thompson with his game face on....we came into the aid station together and he said "I'm going after the leaders". He took off, caught them and did go on for the win. Amazing as we were an hour behind at that point.
Our aid station manned by Pat and Anke Wheatley and RD Jonathan Whitehead. Thanks!
Mike Dobies sitting and refueling for the upcoming grueling climb up Wildcat.
Old steps on the Wildcat Ridge trail.
What we saw on top of East Wildcat....tourists riding up on the ski tram, all nice and clean...I stayed clear as I had been on the trail for near 11 hours at this time in the heat and humidity. Phew!
Looking back at the aid station I had just left...
Looking East from Wildcat.
Nice pond at Carter Notch Hut.
View from (I think) Carter Dome. It was a grueling climb and I am getting real tired of this run/hike.
View looking West from Mt Height.
Some neat trail work to keep us out of the mud.
Sunrise coming as viewed from the AT, heading north to Middle Carter.
Nice view looking East.
Sign leading us back to camp. North Carter to the Imp trail...old weather beaten sign.
Sunset coming in through the trees on the North Carter Trail.
I'm done....finally. It was dark now and most here are people that didn't make it this year. 4 people finished ahead of me and Mike Dobies was 20 minutes behind. It was time for a cheeseburger and a beer.
Right after I finished....Deb's "Hardrock" knee kept her from finishing.
The morning after. Back of Mike Dobies head, The incredible John Dewalt after taking 28 hours to finish with Sue Thompson, who's lying down behind John. Andrew is lying down next and RD Jonathan Whitehead with the hat.