726HR 100 2002 clockwise
- Jul 26, 2002Dear friends,
Sunday morning at 0521 my body asked me for another
rest day, so we (my body and I) started on Monday,
22nd of July at 0600 at the bell in front of Silverton
High School for the clockwise run. My body brought me
back to the bell on Wednesday morning after 46 hours,
53 minutes and ten seconds.
End of the short version.
1. Course as the week before, but clockwise: Ouray
turn at the hot springs, Handies up via punch-trail,
Handies down via 13735 and Boulder Gulch.
2. Handies down was no pleasure, crossing the steep
hills with loose gravel and rocks. It reactivated the
blister-pain and I fall down three times ("If there is
no blood, it was not a trail race" - Blake Wood).
There is no trail behind passing below 13735, as
indicated on the 2000 revised Drake map, as it is the
case for some other places (no trail), but there are
some old Charlie-markers (I did not find all of them
the week before).
3. Cunningham up in the dark and heavy rain was okay,
until I got doubts about the trail just before the
Little Giant Ridge. I again was happy having done my
homework with the GPS. The way down after passing
Little Giant got e n d l e s s.
4. Susi crewed at Capman, Telluride, Ouray, Grouse and
Cunningham. No crew and aid from Grouse until
Cunningham (or 0555 until 2209 the second day). She
was perfect again, the Goulash soup saved me (I will
learn how to make it for crewing at Nolan)!
5. I planned to start very easy and slow, to save
power and to get a cushion of one hour until Maggies.
It worked that way not badly.
Putnam 0812 0812
KT 1018 1018
Chapman 1302 1305
Telluride 1641 1654
Virginius 1933 1933
Gov. Basin 2027 2027
Ouray 2228 2254
Engineer 0244 0244
Oh point 0355
Grouse 0540 0555
Handies top 0921
Sherman 1151 1151
Pole Creek 1609 1609
Maggie 1821 1821
Cunningham 2209 2225
I really love the mountains! Not to mention, that I am
happy (and kaputt). Thanks again to all included
See many of you soon at Leadville.
Best regards and take care
Hans "the German"
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