I had a great time taking in the scene from the Mink Creek Aid Station (mile 34) where courage and carnage were present in equal measure as the day heated up. There were some inspiring performances by a crew of local athletes, including but not limited to Greg Norrander's and Matt Hart's impressive runs, Andy Dorais' 50 mile debut, Karl Meltzer and Jay Aldous in a sprint finish, Mindy Campbell taking home 3rd place for women, Jason Berry heading out for leg 3 despite clearly being in the early stages of heat exhaustion (he survived), and Peter Lindgren practicing the tenets of good friendship and good medicine in shepherding in a delirious Christian Johnson. Nice to be a part of this.
Here's some photos as well as video footage I compiled from the last 6 months of running:
|Mink Creek Aid Station, prior to the deluge of runners.|
|Intrepid race directors: Ryan and Jared|
|West Face of Grandeur.|
|Coming off Raymond.|