Where it all began and ended
Posse Shack, Los Alamos, NM.
Kris Kern getting us going
Along the course in early morning
Some of the canyon walls of North mesa in Los Alamos
These are called "Hoodoos"
Krik Apt and Mike Ehredt
Aid station #2
Yeah, we're going up the Cabra Loop trail
Some of the evidence of the 2000 fire
More leftover from the fire
Heading up to the Guaje Ridge Trail
Aid station #3
Some of what we ran through
More LA trails up high (about 8500')
More showing the fire devastation
Nate McDowell (running the 50K) goes by
Aid station at the Mitchell/Quaje ridge trail intersection
Start of the Guaje Ridge Trail
One of the many great views from Quaje Ridge
Petra McDowell (50K) goes by, chasing her husband, Nate.
Another view from Guaje Ridge
Guaje Ridge, my favorite section
More of the Guaje Ridge
Aid station at the Caballo/Pajarito trail intersect
Some Llamas that carried supplies up to the summit of Caballo
Another Llama and his bud
Ice in May in NM!
Trail heading to Caballo
David Coblentz and Jason Halladay racing back down Caballo
Trail up to Caballo, very steep
Mike Ehredt and Kirk Apt coming back down
More trail to Caballo
View from the summit of Caballo
What I had at the summit....it's more like 10, 240'
Aid station at the summit
Deb coming up while I head back down
Those nasty switchbacks as you climb up out of the Quaje Canyon after coming down off of Caballo. It was HOT here!
Remnants of a Ponderosa Pine
More of the hot and dusty switchbacks
Charlie Thorn and Andi Kron coming down the Switchbacks as I crawl back up.
Finally at the top
View from the trail at the top
Another pic of the top of the switchback trail
Heading to Pajarito through the Aspens
Canada Bonita ("beautiful canyon")
Another view of the trail heading to Pajarito
Aid station at the base of Pajarito
Trail on lower Pajarito
View from one of the ski slopes on Pajarito
Trail crossing the ski slope
(Race route goes up to the left, I went straight)
First view of Los Alamos from Pajarito
Looking West into the Jemez Mountains
Looking out in the Valles Caldera
Sign says it all
Another great view from Pajarito
Down we go!
This looks a lot easier than it was!
Where we'll be headed next...Los Alamos!
Another shot of LA
More post fire trail
Final aid station...5 miles to go!
Deb finishing so fast the camera couldn't keep up!