Here's a photo tour from this weekend's jaunt:
Special thanks to Sara Wagner and Rob Krar for spicing up the photos herein.
Christina Bauer and Sara Wagner enjoy the first climb...mile 1.
Race Director Chris Martinez points out to Mike Smith the surrounding scenery.
Yes, the course goes this way...
Flagstaffian's Sara Wagner, Christina Bauer and Mike Smith take a break.
Headed into a slickrock wilderness (photo by Sara Wagner)
Typical course terrain (photo by Sara Wagner)
Dwarfed by the huge petrified sand dunes (photo by Sara Wagner)
The author on Metal Masher, mile 10 (photo by Rob Krar)
A course rarity: soft tread (photo by Rob Krar)
The final miles have some flatter terrain...
Two miles to go! (photo by Sara Wagner)
The finish: Poison Spider Trailhead
A day's end: Clouds and Slickrock (photo by Rob Krar)
Your Moment of Zen...
Would you kill for a glass when the sand fills up your throat?
See ya'll in a month!