Friday, 28 August 2009

Day 3 - Photos

Tent City in an overcast Leadville – end of Stage 2

The first part of the day’s big ascent; not as big as yesterday, but a steady upward climb nonetheless

Pretty scenery leaving the first Aid Station

We took off our shoes for this creek crossing. It’s worth not having wet feet a third into the stage

Lisa W running downhill. We ran quite a distance today on these wide-open forestry roads

Aid Station 2. Lots of fluids, lots of munchies and lots of friendly helpers welcoming us in.

Lisa and Lisa at the start of the section on the Continental Divide Trail

Some single-track trail and one of the Gore-Tex trail markers. We have had yellow tape the past two days; orange today. They also use little orange flags too. And boards. You just can’t get lost out here. The routes are very well marked.

Helpers at Aid Station 3, 6.5km from the end. They had a “Beach Party” theme going.

Lisa W with her new concoction – fresh sliced peach with peanut butter. Mmmmm... yummy!

Old shelters used by the 10th Mountain Division during WWII training. I don’t know the full facts but these soldiers trained in this area and then shipped out to Europe during WWII.

A photo for our “Are we there yet?” submission (we didn't win - or place)

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