Looking good after 1350 feet...only 711,450 more feet to go..
In honor of all the Badwater Ultramarathoners who run 135+ miles in the desert sun from Death Valley, the lowest point in the USA, to Mt. Whitney, the highest point, I ran about 1350 feet along the same route, or about 0.189393939% of the total! That was enough for me.
Death Valley...pretty in pictures
You really can't appreciate how difficult the Badwater experience is until you go there and FEEL it for yourself.
Best, Barefoot Ted
PS. We saw the first two runners who were part of the Ben Jones Badwater Ultramarathon on the road leading up to the Whitney Portal on our way down on Monday. Can't say I envied them though.