First day of the North American Rogaine Championships in Allegany (Allegheny?) State Park in New York. This was the third time I partnered with Adam Rudner. I very much enjoy rogaining with Adam. We communicated well and avoided the problems we've had at night previously, which was a major goal.
It was perfect weather: cool, and no rain.
I took this photo at a water stop. Two water stops had no water, which is dangerous and unfair. The first water stop had plenty of water jugs - but an animal had clawed into every jug and emptied it. The second one did not have enough water put out for all the competitors, and it was all gone. We got help from another team who gave us some decontamination chemicals.
Here is Jeff Saeger offering me a fig newton before the event, which I knew was an auspicious sign.