Ski (AT) 2:15:00  6.27 mi (21:32 / mi) +1035m 14:14 / mi
This was the AT ski part of the adventure, and these might post out of order (edit: figured this out, just change the time on this one), but it was the longest part, so here it is. Lincoln and the race organizers had water for me, which was good, since I had forgotten water. I then began the trudge up the Tux trail. It was trudgy, and I can see why people pay real money for lightweight equipment. Just past HoJos, we were still on the Tux trail, which became decidedly bootpacky, and off came the skis onto the backpack. Josie Fisher (formerly of NP) and then Jess came running by down. Oh, good, all I had to do was some bootpacking and then downhill to catch them.
Beautiful day up in the bowl. Cold and windy but sunny, and the snow was sort of powdery. First we booted up Lobster Claw, and at the top I took my time to reset, a fast transitioner came by and he knew how to ski downhill. I was able to manage, at least, and made my turns as need be. Then it was up Right Gully. The bootpack was a bit more manageable, and then the descent was maybe a bit easier? Both had a tough first turn. Watched some people come down the headwall, not sure I'm ready for that.
But that wasn't on the course. The little headwall had melted enough that we were running down the trail, which was less fun but more fun than coming up, and then my tired legs had a powder-ice-corn ride down the Sherbie to a beer in the parking lot.
Anyway, this was a lot of fun, but maybe the kind of fun I am going to do once.