Danskin trailhead clearly leads nowhere but up.
As a "fat ass" event, the starting line is clearly relaxed, listening to instructions.
RD Tim on the left as we stand for the national anthem - very well done!
50k start up the hill.
The ridge rolls relentlessly upward, the road parallels below.
Peak balsamroot bloom, looking back at the start line.
Biscuit root, aka desert parsley, aka Lomatium Simplex. It thrives here.
Glimmering Serviceberry bushes in bloom.
Looking back at the climb accomplished thus far in the wide open vistas.
California Tortoiseshell paused for a longer moment.
The turn to 502 marks the high point of the 10 mile loop.
Singletrack down a nice wet stream valley.
Climbing to the ridge back to start for a little refuel.
Spotted bluebells on the way down this time.
Colorful rock cress as the sun gets high.
Paul and Mark at the AS ahead of me.
On the way back up for the 20 mile loop. Photo: Paul
Day Doughman on his way in.
A quick view of snowcapped peaks before going down.