An aerial view of the Massanuttens.
We start at the top at Signal Knob, run down the western ridgeline towards Short Mountain, cross over to the Eastern ridgeline and north back to Signal Knob.
Mike Dobies and Jim Harris on the morning of the Reverse Ring...donuts and Knob Creek.
Mike is laughing because he knows how much Knob Creek Jim drank earlier in the morning.
Ed Demoney (left) is being smart this year...he's a volunteer!
Not good when one of the RD's is on skis...Mike Bur showing off his new mode of travel since Virginia got a boatload of snow this winter.
Getting ready to get up in the Massanuttens!
On the right is Sean Andrish and Tom Corris wondering what they are doing here....
Part of the RD duo....the Double Dead Guys, Quatro Hubbard in the blue.
Some of the Reverse Ringers...in back Paul, Dan, Sean, Keith, Jim, Tom and Mike. In front, Szuzanne, Steve, Deb and Scooby.
Already gone are Carolyn, Caroline, Vicki and Barb.
There goes Keith, Sean, Dan and Deb
...and the rest.
First uphill trail....hey this isn't too bad, I'm taking off my Yaktrax!
Jim and Mike coming up behind me.
Nice view over our right shoulders
What it says it is...
Hmmmm....getting up higher means Yaktrax back on.
Plenty of snow up here...1 mile to the top of Signal Knob, our first peak of the day.
Time for Yaktrax....Deb putting hers back on.
One of the wonderful views from the Massanutten Trail, most likely looking West.
Deb and Caroline on Signal Knob
Vicki and Barb having fun doing what we all love doing!
First aid...Powell's Fort, 8.4 miles.
Paul and Suzanne at Powell's
Just finished telling Barb how lucky I was to be with all the pretty girls. Vicki and Deb up ahead...
I thought these were snow drifts, but they are log drifts....downed trees covered with snow.
Don't step anywhere near them or you'll lose your foot underneath!
To show how big these things were, here is a photo that Suzanne took of me sitting on this one.
Paul, Deb and Suzanne framed by a tangled web of downed trees blocking the trail.
Deb moving swiftly through the slow snow.
Shenandoah River down there snaking through the valley.
Coming into Woodstock, mile 14.2.
For those of you who have run Massanutten 100, this is where you come down into the Woodstock aid station. Think of this snow when it's 90 degrees in May!
Woodstock aid volunteers helping the runners.
Looking over to the East ridge where we are headed to.
Deb moving along the trail ahead...this section was nice and it was warming up.
No more Yaktrax! At least for now....
I see some of those famous Massanutten rocks under the snow!
Looking over at what I think is the Short Mountain section...coming soon to a runner near you!
Mike....does this mean?????
Edinburgh Gap Aid, mile 22.4. Some wonderful soup was had here....thanks!
Back in the snow! Getting softer and deeper...
The ridge we just came down from....nice view of it.
Massanutten orange blaze that we followed all day and night.
Some deep snow in sections.
This was a huge tree down across the trail. It was about chest high on me.
Deb was going to show you my green running pants, but when she grabbed the camera she ended the video ;-)
Another great view of the East Ridge with the Shenandoahs behind that
Moreland Gap, mile 30.4...no aid for the next 14 miles.
Almost the whole field has dropped, Jim Harris has moved into the lead, we are behind him with Suzanne and Paul right behind us.
This is it....it got dark, demons came out and no one finished.