Mike Dobies celebrating his non birthday at Jalisco's the night before.
What's that waitress doing to Mike? Billy Losey getting revved up for another wild weekend!
Breakfast of champions....beer and several varieties of donuts
More breakfast on the table...Hey I see Oatmeal in there!
After the start and climbing up the first trail, Mike rapidly pulling away.
Some runner (hikers?) coming up behind me.
Deb Shaffer and Barb Isom coming up into the warm sun...
Barb up ahead
What it says...
What it says...what's Deb pointing at?
(She's saying "Look how big that sign is?")
Nice views up heeyah!
Pat was nice enough to ride his bike out loaded up for us at Powell's Fort, AS#1.
Mike and Deb loading up....
The Shenandoah river twisting and turning through the valley.
Michelle, Bur and Q man the Woodstock Tower aid. Mike Dobies is already out in the chair, it's been a long morning for him ;-)
Oops, here come Mike!
An easy section of trail....wasn't much of this!
Looking to the right off of the ridge
Another nice section of trail...
Getting rocky again!
Burn section we went through
I just thought this looked pretty cool...
I have no idea who these people are, but they had the best corn chowdah I have tasted since I last had some of Deb's!
What it is....
I just liked this section of trail
Somewhere in those rocks is the trail
Well, Kerry Owens finally caught up to us after a last start.
I guess this is Edinburgh Gap
Deb was running awesome today, I was struggling...
Well, what do you know, they do get ice up here!
Looking across the way at the other ridge, I don't know if we're going here or if we were already here!
Sun is beginning to set
Deb up ahead, we're somewhere in the 35 mile range now.
Looking down into the valley
Deb standing with Michele Harmon and Joe Clapper at Chrisman Rd AS (I think)
We caught up to the venerable 75 year old Nova Ed Demoney just after the last aid station
Ed getting his stuff together for the night, which is very close
Strickler Knob in the fading sunlight
Keith Knipling finishes in a sub 15 hour time....incredible!
Deb congratulating Keith with a hug....that's Gary's (Keith's dad) hand to the right.