We dropped down the very technical trail called Fern Canyon and hit Mesa Trail south to El Dorado for Sherpa's drop zone. We filled up and climbed into El Dorado. I finished with Ryan and Dave, cutting the original course by about 1,000ft of gain. Sherpa charged off the trail, bushwacking to the summit of El Dorado. In all, I came away with 27.5 miles and 8,040ft gain. It was epic from start to finish. Thanks to Sherpa and all the runners for keeping the party going hour after hour! Of course, the photos tell the story better......
Run long and prosper...
|Descending Rattle Snake in El Dorado|
|Getting slightly stupid with Ryan on one of the flatirons|
|Early in the run with most of the group|
|Climbing up through El Dorado in the final ascent of the day|
|On Bear Summit with Ryan (right) and Sherpa (behind)|