Resting the tootsies
While there, we ran into a guy that was filming a commercial for Squaw Valley, Mark Jennings, from Passport to Adventure fame. He was a wealth of information on all things Squaw. If you get a chance to see this show on PBS, watch it! Marc was asked to hold the mic while the shooting took place; he handled that job like a pro :) We headed off to dinner at a pizza and pasta place, then headed back to get ready for the next day.
The following morning, we were greated with incredible weather and a front row spot at the start. The snow was pretty significant this year, so Dave C had to alter the course alittle bit, which took out about 6 miles. So, the plan was to get at least 20 miles up there. We headed out from Spooner Summit off Hwy 50 heading towards Spooner Lake. We hit the first aid station at about 5 1/2 miles. The trail took us through beautiful groves of Aspen trees.