|Sooo...this wasn't really the course, yet imagine rivers of moving water and mud on a single track trail...|
By just before race time of 9am the driving rain came in pockets, wind was raging, yet temperatures climbed to the mid-50’s, making conditions less daunting.
For the first hour all views were socked in, yet with the remaining 20 minutes or so when the rain settled and fog started to lift I could the beauty that surrounded the course as it traversed a ridge through a Christmas tree farm.
As of yet, there aren't any course photos to share as I expect conditions would have destroyed any camera that ventured out there.
|Fast girl Amber and I post finish!|
I finished in 1:23:45, 2nd place.
In 2012, I expect this will be a destination race for regional trail toughies!!! Less mud and rain will make the course faster, yet might loose some of the whimsical magic of the fog, wind and driving rain conditions! Still, adventure will abound on these amazing and perhaps "toxic" trails!
Shoes and Socks: Montrail Rogue Racers and DryMax socks= dirty yet happy feet!