Red Sky in Morning
Isn't there some saying about that predicting bad weather?
That whole red sky thing was true. This is now the theme of our drive.
Not snow, but ICE.
30mph on the Interstate.. for hours.
And good thing we had 4WD. Cars and trucks in ditches everywhere. One semi was precariously hanging off a guardrail over a cliff.
tried to get a shot of the ice covered trees
But it's all fun and games now.
After a cold night's sleep in the truck.
And they're off!
The crystal palace
Dobies and Deb coming up the first climb..
or the second or 400th, who knows.
Tucker's built in crampons made this icy climb a breeze.
Did I mention there was ice?
Wasn't it fun ducking through all those trees?
More of the same.
This was before it all started falling on our heads.
Snipes, Deb, and Mike B. and Mike D.
Traction wasn't bad in most places.
what's this? Level ground?
The north facing slopes never did melt out.
Mike B. running
That was refreshing.
Deb after the climb past the river.
("over the river and through the woods...")
Just good ol' TWOT views
Melting has begun.
The 7 miles to go, turn.
It's all down hill from here, right?
must be a north facing slope.
oh yeah, this was fun.
What is that strange brown substance beneath our feet?
Getting closer to home.
Tucker is lagging. (he's undertrained for this)
Mike and Deb are lagging too.
Dennis at camp.
The party after the first loop. We had to leave this !
Yes! Deb is having fun!
Yes! Deb doesn't know any better!
heading back out on reverse direction.
Nice late afternoon sun
last bits of light.
Steve kept saying, "daylight, run while you can!"
okay, okay, we're running.
End of day. Beginning of slog.
Red rays of sunset on slopes.
One last burst of light.