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There is nothing like walking to get the feel of a country.
A fine landscape is like a piece of music; it must be taken at the right tempo.
Even a bicycle goes too fast.
– Paul Scott Mowrer

Loop Two - 2007 Snow and Ice 100

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Map of Loop Two Loop Two

Our second loop took us up and down Waterton Canyon

We would have preferred to hike these easy miles at night, but hiking is not allowed in Waterton Canyon after dark
The team starting loop 2 12:43 PM

The team climbing out of the Chatfield basin near the beginning of Loop Two
The team entering Waterton Canyon Mile 21

The team entering Waterton Canyon

Left to right: Tim, Gerry, Terri, Jennifer, Debbie

Photo by Ulli
The team in Waterton Canyon 1:12 PM; Mile 22

The team in Waterton Canyon

As these easy miles wore on and paces varied, we spread out

It was a beautiful afternoon for a stroll
The team heading back down Waterton canyon 2:56 PM; Mile 28

After a short stop below Strontia Springs Dam, we started back down Waterton Canyon

As the afternoon shadows lengthened, the magnitude of the task we had set for ourselves began to sink in. We had already done more than a marathon, but were just getting warmed up.
Stop at Safeway at Mile 33 4:33 PM; Mile 33

Once out of Waterton Canyon, we stopped at a Safeway for our first indoor break all day

We were a third of the way, but our upcoming walk through the night loomed large

Photo by Ulli
The team reaching the Highline Canal 5:01 PM; Mile 34

After our break we got onto the road along the Highline Canal, and moved out in an effort to get back to our vehicles before dark

We felt the dropping temperature and the sting of February’s still short days
Descending back into Chatfield's varied terrain 5:08 PM; Mile 34.5

Chasing our own shadows, we descended back into Chatfield’s varied terrain
Fran creek vaultin 5:11 PM; Mile 34.7

Bill watches Fran make an expert leap to an uncertain landing
A sanguine sunset moment Mile 35

A sanguine sunset moment

Photo by Ulli
Nearing the end of loop two 5:31 PM; Mile 35.5

The sun is gone as we near the end of Loop Two

Only four loops to go
Loop One - 2007 Snow and Ice 100 Return to Loop One
Loop Three - 2007 Snow and Ice 100 Continue to Loop Three
Loop Four - 2007 Snow and Ice 100 Continue to Loop Four
Loop Five - 2007 Snow and Ice 100 Continue to Loop Five
Loop Six - 2007 Snow and Ice 100 Continue to Loop Six
2007 Snow and Ice 100 The 2007 Snow and Ice 100
All photos are by Jennifer Roach unless otherwise indicated.
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