I didn't know about that! so awaiting more reporting and I interpret that a much happier ending is in store. At least you didn't end up in hospital as Greg Barbour did.
Indeed. We managed to avoid pulling any rocks down on ourselves but it could have been so easily done. 5 broken ribs and 2 broken vertebrae is what I heard - at least it happened mid-afternoon and at a control near to the water drop at the soup kitchen. Now I know why the water drops were manned by people with 2-way radios for the entire 24 hours!
I guess everyone remembers about Nigel Aylott; we were told not to climb above/below each other where possible. They also told us: if we spotted any fires, to get the hell off the course and report it to the nearest water drop.
Read and reread your report and will do so again with map at hand. Very enjoyable (for me) and also catching the comments of a few others , though less comprehensive.
Wondered about 'fires' - not in anticipation but just the amount of low growth that would not be easy to stop if it were on fire.
They apparently had a fire go through the campground itself in Jan 2013 but the wider area seemed to have been burnt, maybe a couple of years before that?