At the start, Mike Burke getting ready
Jim Sweatt, Tommy Burrel, Bert Meyer and Pat Wheatley
Me and David Larson, who I spent miles 75-90 with in 2008
Pat and Deb....Pat was to be Deb's pacer
Deb showing her lipstick she was wear testing
Me, Charlie Thorn and Deb
Tent action, Chris Gerber to the left with white visor
Billy Simpson in red shirt with his kids, Robert Andrulis (white shirt) with his kids.
Peering out of the tent towards the start.
RD Dale Garland walking in.
Bob Boeder and Randy Isler.
Randy went on and finished #15!
Charlie Thorn and Rick Trujillo in the foreground
Kelly Eppleman with a future Hardrocker
...and away we go!
I started in the back like I always do...
Kathy Lang and Jim Ballard just ahead of me
Someone took my pic in last place, running backwards ;-)
Closer now....this was fun, I love this race.
Back with the ladies....
Jennifer Roach, Kristina Irvin, Marcy Beard, Kathy Lang and Deb
First of many stream crossings
Some mine leftovers
Jim Ballard shows us how it's done
Bob Combs and Jack Jewell
Mark Heaphy with Jeff List looking over his shoulder
San Juan beauty
Jennifer Roach and Jeff List
Jeff and I like to go out easy, Jen was pushing a little too hard
Looking down from the switchback
Now on the trail up to Dives/Little Giant pass
Runners (hikers) coming up the trail behind me
In front of me a line of Hardrockers
First snowfield of the day
Looking back through a course marker
The first pass, Dives - Little Giant
George Hitzfield from Texas
One slip and it's all over
Luckily no snow
Mark coming across behind me...we ran down the switchbacks together
Nearing the bottom with Cunningham aid station in view
Crossing the cold creek before entering the first aid station
Looking back down at Cunningham
32 days older than me...
Looking back at the switchbacks we just came down
Line of runners below me
Almost at the top of this section
Steepness down below
This, the Green Mountain section, is beautiful
Runners on the hillside climbing up to the left
Now it's my turn to grunt up
Over the top and down to Stony Pass
Stony Pass Road
Climbing up Canby Mountain
Stan Ferguson up ahead and running down towards Maggie Gulch aid
Maggie comes into view
Chris Twiggs was struggling up high
Pole in Pole Creek
Weather coming in
I forget to take a picture at the aid station
Jeff List and I sent some time together on the Pole Creek section
About to start heading down to Sherman
Somewhere around here is where Deb's painting is from
Cataract Falls from above
Guess I'm now at Sherman!
Time to get in some calories
Relaxing and eating with Dennis Drey beside me...
Joe Salette and Rick Trujillo
Rodger leaves just ahead of me
This is the road and dust we have to deal with for 5 miles
I started getting some really bad vertigo climbing up Handies and couldn't run at all. Got chilled from the severe weather and dropped at Grouse Gulch.