|On top of Birch Mountain|
|The start of Hellgate|
One more thing: I am the first to admit that the 24n24 is something I’m sure other athletes could finish in less time than it will take me. Truth is, I’m a mid-packer. (In ultras, often groups of runners form over the course of the race: the frontrunners followed by the mid-packers, then finally the slow and steady.) I think I can safely call myself a strong mid-packer, but I’m not an elite athlete. Perhaps I get extra points for attempting this because I’m not so obviously qualified, but I don’t think that matters.