justin and olivia ran this together as part of a small virtual race (http://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=81047).
olivia's favorite climb was bear mountain: "because of the steps!"
conditions in this area have been unsuitable for running for the past few weeks (snow, then rain) and were only marginally better for this run - there were still many parts of the trail with ice, standing water, or mud. the 1777 trail was particularly bad, it had basically turned into a river. weather started out fine, there was a small amount of mixed precipitation in the morning, then it cleared up nicely in the afternoon - temps ranged from low 30s to mid 40s.
ran unsupported, just carried a bunch of calories (most of which weren't consumed) and refilled in the numerous water spots.