Beautiful day for a trail brief on Lake Raven. Photo: Dondi
Double Crested Cormorant flying over the lake. Not one we see very much!
Previewing the start/finish chute in daylight.
My favorite trail crew and I. Photo: volunteer.
Yes, there are alligators. But can't say I saw them.
A few minutes before race start. Photo: Dondi
Lights, color, and conversations in the opening miles.
Crushed gravel added to jeep road for some erosion control. Like 2" plus, surprisingly tricky running.
First sight of the DamNation aid station. From here a long 7 mile loop.
Sunrise on the 7 mile loop makes for happy runners.
Just getting started and admiring the scenery. Photo: #169, John Flint.
While rooty, lots of beautiful pine needle trails.
Just before closing the loop, there is a glimpse of Lake Raven out there.
Dustin with a childhood cancer monkey on his back.
Still fresh on Lap 1. Photo: Enduro Photo
Breakfast is ready at the Park Road aid! Last stop in the 20 mile loop.
Some sandy stuff on the way back to the start.
Brent from Oklahoma, his 2nd year and 2nd 100.
On the close of the lap along Lake Raven.
Lap 1 done! Photo: Dondi
Finishing a pickle breakfast. Photo: Dondi
Tall evergreens - Loblolly pines reaching for the sky.
One of many short boardwalks through wet areas, a break from the roots.
Lots of quick uphills and roots to navigate.
The stretch of road is soft leaving the Dam Road station.
Welcome back to round 2 at Park Road, the dino station.
This duck house always caught my eye in the lake. Currently for rent.
This is what stomach issues look like. End of lap 2. Photo: Dondi
Considering. Hoping. Will keep moving. Photo: Dondi
Stocking for lap 3. Photo: Dondi
Afternoon light starting on lap 3.
Runners transforming into the walking dead on the jeep road.
Double bridge hop with 45 degree rises harder every time.
The most notable hill starting in the 7 mile remote loop.
Feeling better about the halfway mark.
A remote timing mat quietly broadcasting splits in the middle of nowhere.
Late afternoon trail.
The lodge is just across the lake...!
Setting sun on the tree tops while closing the 7 mile loop.
Back at DamNation, very happy with the arrival of chicken broth. Photo: NTTR volunteer.
3 laps down. Feeling way better. Photo: Dondi
The DamNation aid station is a sight for tired eyes during lap 4.
Fueled and way ready for the final lap. Photo: Dondi
Finished! Photo: Dondi
Sub 24 buckle. Photo: Dondi
Notably swollen, especially left side around ankle. No blisters though.
Belt buckle=100 miles.