Stuffing runner's packets: Mark and Margaret Heaphy, Allie Wood, and Rebecca Clark
Silverton Fourth of July parade
Race Director Dale Garland
BLM Rep Lisa Richardson
Course Director John Cappis
Chris Nute and Diane Van Deren demonstrate how to cross a stream safely.
Runner check-in on race morning
My family, pacers, and crew
Daughters Margaret, Heather, and Jeanine
The big dogs: Greg Loomis, Sue Johnston, Karl Meltzer, Dave Terry, Nate McDowell, Hal Koerner, and Hiroki Ishikawa
Dale prepares to send us off
Crossing Arrastra Gulch
Tim Seminoff and Roch Horton
Charlie Thorn on the climb up Little Giant-Dives
Who says waiting in aid stations isn't fun? Daughter Heather and friend Brittany.
Cunningham Gulch aid station
My Dad, Phil Wood. He took the next few photos.
That's the descent from Little Giant-Dives to Cunningham that we just came down.
Aron Ralston on the Green Mountain traverse
South toward the Needles
The Green Mountain traverse, looking over Stoney pass
Maggie Gulch aid station below
Above Buffalo Boy
Ilsa Hine and Dale Garland in Maggie Gulch aid station
Pole Creek aid station
Rob Youngren on the Continental Divide
Descending toward Sherman aid station
Sherman aid station
On the Cinnamon Pass Road
Randy Isler starting up Handies Peak, in the background
The final pitch up Handies
View north from the top of Handies. Wetterhorn and Uncompahgre Peaks on the skyline.
With Tyler Curiel atop Handies. I was climbing like crazy to catch him so we could get a photo on the summit. Turns out he was hanging out there so HE could get a photo with ME on the summit.
Descending into American Basin
Coming into Grouse Gulch aid station.
Note the shirts. Brittany's dad, Bill Somers, is aid station captain here.
My crew. That's my Mom, Joyce, in front, and aid station captain Bill Somers in the orange cap.
Tyler and his family and crew.
Pacer Loren Wohletz near Engineer Pass
Stephanie Ehret, James Miller, and Loren Wohletz on Engineer - what an evening!
Engineer Pass in the fading light
The Engineer aid station crew
The Bear Creek Trail - "you trip, you die!"
Pacer Rob Hipwood in the Governor Basin aid station
Virginius Pass aid station
Roch Horton had a personalized song for me at Virginius Pass
Pacer Rob Hipwood after midnight
But Roch was still going strong....
My crew awaits in Telluride
Leaving Telluride with Rob
Chad Carson, moving slow, but still smiling.
Jim Nelson, feeling old. "How long are we going to be doing this, Blake?" "Maybe another 12 hours." "No, I mean how many more years are we going to do these runs?" "I dunno, Jim. Until we die, I guess...."
Rob on the traverse from Wasatch Saddle to Oscar Pass
Heading down Oscar Pass
Chapman Gulch aid station captain Aaron Goldman with Tyler Curiel
Leaving Chapman Gulch with pacer Tom Stockton
Oscar Pass in the distance
The final climb up Grant-Swamp Pass
Tom Stockton and Ray Olexa on Grant-Swamp Pass
Leaving a rock for Joel
Pacer and daughter Heather at KT aid station
Heather on Putnam Divide
Betsy Nye and sister
Putnam aid station
Heather and Ray Olexa's pacer, Michelle. Michelle is kind of short, and it took her a long time to get up the nerve to cross Mineral Creek.
The Nute Chute
Kendall Mountain - we're almost there!
Note that Tyler is already finished and showered.
Tom Garrison. Aid Station Director Lois MacKenzie is presenting the awards.
Ten-time finishers Kirk Apt, Ulli Kamm, Blake Wood, John DeWalt, and Charlie Thorn
Brittany and Heather with their Los Alamos High School Cross Country coaches, Rob and Kathy Hipwood
Dave Coblentz and Kris Kern with Tom Garrison's clan
Betsy Nye and Paul Sweeney with their daugther