Dale filling in the entrant's list from present wait listed runners - a lot of anxious expressions, especially Billy Simpson, who DID get in an hour before the start!
Dale, with the mayor of Silverton
The mandatory, short runner's briefing
Course Marking Director Charlie Thorn
Course Director John Cappis
Vickie and Pat Devita share a private word
Communications Director Greg Hine
Daughters Margaret and Heather with friends Megan and Brittany
Dale, sending us off!
Approaching the Shrine of the Mines - Karl is already in the lead.
The Nute Chute
First Mineral Creek crossing
My fan club
Climbing Putnam Divide
That's Grant-Swamp Pass to the right of center
Upper Mineral Creek crossing
KT aid station: Billy Simpson eats early and often
Ice Creek crossing
Yep, we're going down there! Oscar Pass in the distance.
The road up Oscar Pass, across Chapman Gulch.
Robb Reese approaches Chapman Gulch aid station
Climbing toward Oscar Pass. Grant-Swamp Pass in the distance.
The traverse over to Wasatch Saddle.
Upper Wasatch Basin
Telluride far below
Telluride aid station
Daughters Jeanine, Heather, and Margaret, with friend Megan Stockton
Margaret didn't like the Desitin I put on my feet to prevent blisters
Leaving Telluride aid station
Self portrait in a Telluride lawn ornament
Mendota Saddle above
Bud Phillips on Mendota Saddle. Virginius Pass in the distance.
Steve Pero on Mendota Saddle
The final scramble up Virginius
Virginius Pass aid station - all of it!
Kris Kern and Bud Phillips
Chris Nute prepares to descend the fixed rope from Virginius Pass
Kris Kern in Virginius aid station
The third pitch on the north side of Virginius Pass
Dennis Herr and Charlie Thorn on the road down to Governor's Basin
Governor's Basin aid station. Mike Burke sitting.
The comm staff in Governor's Basin aid station. Comm Director Greg Hine on the right.
The Camp Bird Road
With daughter Heather in Ouray
Pacer Tom Stockton along the pipeline out of Ouray
Crossing the Uncompahgre River
Engineer aid station
Coming into Cunningham Gulch aid station with pacer Rob Hipwood
Winner Paul Sweeney at the finish. This and the next few photos are by Tom Burr.
First woman: Betsy Kalmeyer with pacer Roger Wrublik
Tom Garrison and Roch Horton
Approaching the finish, paced by daughter Heather
With daughters Margaret, Heather, and Jeanine
Billy Simpson is a happy man
Billy was paced by his son
Stephanie Ehret and Peter Bakwin
Kurt Coonrod and Dennis Drey
Bruce Hoff and family
Scott Brockmeier and Russ Evans
Tom Garrison, Craig Wilson, and John DeWalt
Diane Van Deren
Dennis Drey and Kurt Coonrod
Dennis Herr. Carolyn Erdman looks on.
Entertainment by Roch Horton
Winners Paul Sweeney and Betsy Kalmeyer
New five-time finishers: Jim Ballard, Roch Horton, Kerry Collings, Dick Curtis, and Tyler Curiel
Ten-time finishers Ulli Kamm and Kirk Apt
Molly and Gordon Hardman