Backdrop at the start/finish. Formerly a thirsty runner.
Start of 100 mile.
Start of 100 mile, passing by Shu's tent.
Race morning. Photo: Russ Pilcher.
Tent city at Javalena.
A taller Saguaro.
A few Idahoans starting the 100k: Dondi, David, Nancy, Michelle.
Start of 100k.
Dondi and Nancy.
Our tent rental, plenty of space.
Russ Pilcher heads back to camp.
Teddybear Cholla and Saguaro cacti, junction of Pemberton and Bluff trails.
Waiting for Dondi on lap 1. Photo: Russ Pilcher
Michelle books it through her first lap.
One of the heavier costumes on the course.
Dondi picks it up for the camera.
Nancy right behind her.
Start/finish aid after the first loop.
Heading back out for lap 2.
The skeleton points the way.
Drew and John from Idaho, all dressed up.
Cactus and mountains.
Sunset before the long night.
One of many washes on the loop.
Coyote Camp aid, 2.1 miles out.
Headlamps show the way - runners on an opposite loop.
A much appreciated bench about 1/3 of the way around.
Jackass Junction aid, 8.6 miles out. High energy party.
A tarantula is guided away from the water table!
Where Nancy and at least one other tripped on the course. Evidence of crashes in the torn branches.
Ultra bright skeleton costume.
Back to Jackass Junction on lap #4, final lap. 3:30am.
Some ran their legs off.
Dondi and pacer, holding each other up.
Finishing the 100k!