Anita Ortiz looked totally solid coming through. She only spent two minutes in the aid station.
AJW, surrounded by a gaggle of young, eager helpers
Bev walks out with her crew.
Krissy Moehl, headed out with her crew
Nikki, headed to her crew station. She had the most efficient crew I'd ever seen. She was having trouble with her feet, and she had one crew member on each foot--pulling off socks, shoes, retaping, new socks and shoes--Boom! Amazing to watch.
Olga cheks in on Sean Meissner
Brian Morrison and Kim Gimenez
Peter, Troy and Carol check runners into Michigan Bluff. I went over to chat with Peter, and soon realized this was the place to be. The numbers were radioed in, and we could look up who was coming just before they arrived. It was a blast to cheer for everyone by name!
Donald Buraglio weighs in
Scott Dunlap tells Peter tales of puking and passing out.
The crowd at Michigan Bluff waits for the runners to arrive.
If I had known everything on this plaque, I would have done much better on Craig Thornley's quiz.
Overall, it was an exciting day. When runners come in to Michigan Bluff, they are hot, tired and exhausted from the canyons. Most people looked pretty beaten down, and it was a pleasure every time that I could bring a smile to someone's face by cheering them on.
I stopped briefly at Foresthill on my way home, and was gratified to see some of the same faces, still toughing it out.
Congratulations runners. You are all quite an inspiration.