After I picked up Richard in Seattle, we drove up to the East Bank trail-head Friday night to camp out. We met Luke the next morning and got on the trail (GregH also joined us for the first 8 miles).
Lots of blowdowns and overgrowth at the latter portion of the loop, and significant snow on portions of Jackita Ridge, made for a slower run then we initially expected. It took us more than 12 hours to get it all done.
Luke put together a great blog post and WTA report:
Luke's WTA Trip Report
Luke's Blog Post
Richard's running across Iowa in July to raise money for veterans, you should check it out:
Pictures for your enjoyment.
|Mile 4ishRichard flying across. Potential death involved if you slip and fall.|
|Mile 35ish. Cool stream along the rollers along Ross lake.|
|Mile 10ish. Young buck up ahead of Luke.|
|Mile 15ish. Flowers.|
|Mile 25ish. Top of Devils Dome.|
|Mile 18ish. Jackita Ridge.|
|Mile 18ish, looking off from Jackita Ridge.|
|Mile 24ish. Jack Mountain in the background.|
|Mile 20ish, a view from where we bushwhacked up to find a trail.|
|Mile 25ish, after Devils Dome. Luke playing. The fall on the right is my slide.|
|Mile 28ish, filling up at a stream. Water sources were plentiful.|
|Greg crossing and not falling.|