Lewis and Clark were here. No course markings for them!
Sunrise at Lemhi Pass.
Westward view into Idaho.
Return to the mountains! The opening mile is grassy line behind me. Photo: Doug Trees
Group photo gathering at the start.
At over 8000' and uphill mile, it's hard to start out too fast.
Looking back at Lemhi Pass below.
Wading through wet wildflowers.
Quiet easy singletrack in the opening miles.
After Cutout AS, the trail gets a little rocky.
First big views along the CDT - Idaho side.
Along the trail with Montana in the background. Photo: photographer on the course.
Up and into the clouds.
CDT sign says I'm about halfway done. Next AS at Goldstone.
The trail gets high! Highlighted woman runner in lower left staying well ahead of me.
At this point it's a temping descent into Montana for a dip in the lakes.
Looking back along the the Divide and our route.
Passing valley after valley into Idaho.
Goldstone AS. Photo: Ray Mullenax.
Catching up to Ray and Sam as we climb. View into Montana.
Approaching the Janke Lake AS, a hilltop abundant with fading wildflowers.
Ray and I paced each other much of the way here. Our route continues on behind us...