Thursday, June 26, 2008

Prep the Gear, Cook the Food, Fill the Water Bottles, Cinderella!

If you look really close, you can see both Merrell/Zanfel Adventure support crew members under the orange canopy. That's Ryan Floth on the left, standing, and Jeff Aken on the right, seated in a yellow Merrell ball cap. The pair spends hours in transition areas preparing food and gear for the team. It's a life as thankless as Cinderella's. Today, the team requested McDonald's cheeseburgers, french fries, and pizza, so preparing food wasn't as labor intensive as usual.

And see that big mountain above the canopy? That's Sacajawea Peak. When the team leaves here this evening, their next checkpoint is on the top of that mountain. The checkpoint after that is at the bottom of the mountain, but on the other side. Is anyone going to stop this insanity?

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