Race Headquarters, Wickersham Dome Trailhead
Second from Left, Heather Best: winner of the women's division,
and third overall winner. And yes, she looked every bit as calm and
happy at the end of the race as she does here.
Starting Line Up
And... they're OFF!
The Ice Lakes
Checkpoint #2: Cache Mountain
Across the Divide
Caribou Bluffs Cabin: Eye in the Sky, above the racecourse
The Beast, The Med-Sled and alpenglow... just before sunset
Cache Mountain Divide
Strong finish. These smiles, after 100 miles...
Say more than I ever could with 10,000 words.
For an exceptional write-up, from the perspective of one of the top female cyclists in this race, click on this link for Jill Homer's race account. It's well worth the read, as she is a published author, a journalist and an outstanding adventure racer from Juneau, Alaska.
Plus, she was able to capture some photos of the ice overflow that was spread over significant portions of the course. On snow machine, I only stopped when I slid off the trail completely- and was far too busy hauling the machine out of the willows to take any good photos with my sweat-soaked camera on the super-knarly sections.