|The last 13 miles is all uphill to the Whitney Portals.|
|Denni, Janet and Diana.|
|The winner's support vehicle at Whitney Portal.|
As we drove through Lone Pine and the 13 mile road to the trail head, we passed a couple runners and many of their support crews. We ended up seeing Oswaldo Lopez finish in under 24 hours (Sub 11 minute pace the whole way!). During the post race interview, we were amazed at how alert and great he looked.
|135 miles in less than a day!|
|A little over dressed at the trail head.|
|After weighing our packs (under 15 pounds) it was time to head off.|
|The first of many creek crossings.|
|Never looks like much fun.|
|A lot harder in the dark.|
|Look at those big paw prints by Janet's pole.|
|The trail becomes rocky.|
|What a view of Lone Pine Lake.|
|Diana leading the way in shorts!|
|Lots of snow.|
|Janet and Diana|
|This snow field was pretty wide and we post holed.|
|Janet almost at Trail Camp.|
|We said we were going to Trail Camp and we did.|
|Need one of those UV light sterilizers.|
I sort of wanted to go up the switchbacks a bit but there seemed to be a lot of snow and the crew was ready to go downhill. So we said good by to the campers and headed back to the Portal (8360).
too be continued ...