We arrive a bit late at the aid station and missed the food. Carmela is all smiling as usual.
The pre-race meeting is in full swing.
Dan is ready to do this race. Just 3 weeks ago he finished the Brazil 135!
Last minute battery shopping for our flashlights at the local Ojai store.
Arriving back at the start/finish area.
Dropping our drop bags.
As of right now the weather is pretty good but during the race it will rain and even snow.
RD Chris and other volunteers are in full swing. The first starting group will start in about 2.5 hours.
Enjoying a delicious sandwich.
More runners are showing up at the start/finish area and sign themselves in. This is Karl Meltzer.
Making sure that I have everything ready.
Dan and Chau talking - hanging out.
C2M.... enough said...
Admiring the clean shoes. Within a short time those shoes will be pretty dirty.
Good times. Good friends. Great race. Seriously, what else do we need?
It's getting busy and the race for the first group is about to start.
Rajeev as happy as he always is :)
Standing at the starting line ready to go!
And off we are!
Navigating through streams desperately trying to keep our feet try.
Arriving at the first aid station Sisar Canyon 10.9 miles into the race.
Hmm yes, only at Coyote 2 Moon such pictures are possible during the race.
Self portrait in the middle of the night.
Arriving at Topa Peak 18.4 miles , the highest point in this race encountering snow.
Back at the Lion Canyon aid station 2nd time. We'll come back this aid station one more time.
Walking through water which made Dan not too happy.
Enjoying a hot cheese sandwich at the Rose Valley aid station 26 miles into the race.
This is right after Dan fell into the river wetting all his clothes.
Daylight is back and making our way from Rose Valley back to Lyon Canyon.
Feeling good but the going is slow. Dan is feeling his Brazil 135 finish just 3 weeks ago. We're pushing though...
It's all uphill for over 7 miles.
Almost at the Valley Canyon aid station.
This is after the Rose Valley aid station where we dropped since we're moving too slow. Carmela dropped too there. We're making our way back to the start/finish area about 10 miles down the mountain.
The views are spectacular especially with a snicker bar :)