Sunset at our campsite before the race.
Full moon just before heading to the starting line.
Paul, Ule, and Graham are ready to go.
Dondi and I, 40 mile start.
Lower Jug Creek Reservoir.
Old logging track.
First view of the valley, competition behind me just out of the trees.
Granite and wildflower trail around Twin Peaks.
Descent into Boulder Lake basin.
Boulder Lake, early morning.
Looming climb across the lake.
Boulder/Louie aid, courtesy of Pickled Feet crew.
The turn I missed in 2012. I stayed awake this time.
Bushwhack section through aspens.
Paul, Brent, and Zeb just ahead out of Shaw/Twin aid.
View of Payette Lake valley from Boulder Mountain.
Paul takes his own photos!
Lupine on the mountain.
Running friends ahead pull me up the mountain.
Note several mosquitos attacking my head from behind.
On top of Boulder Mountain, 8377'.
Paintbrush in bloom.
Descending the Lake Fork drainage. Photo: Kip Schossow
Blooming Beargrass flowers the size of my hands!
Mark Streeter crosses East Fork of the Lake Fork.
Brent, Zeb, and Paul stay strong as they start back uphill.
Pickle resupply at Lake Fork aid. Photo: Doug Trees
Dondi on her way down to the Lake Fork station, happy.
Good to be done with that 2000' climb.
Descending a rockslide trail to Boulder Lake, but the view distracts.
Michelle and Ryan looking good yet.
The one way step! Harder on round 2.
Boulder Lake, afternoon in take 2.
Blue sky, smiling at me.
A bit of the boulder trail descent.
Recharged for the final miles. Photo: Jayk Reynolds
Peaceful creek on the way back down.
Upper Jug Reservoir brings a sense of progress.
Finish line. Photo: Jon Kinzer
Dondi after ~35 miles.