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Pictures by Scott Rafferty--added July 12

  • Flowers at top of Shawl Gap
  • Jeff Reed and Ryan Manning at 211 East Aid Station
  • David Horton guarding the beer
  • Phil Young and others at the 730 Aid Station
  • Brenda Davidson cooks up food at Edinburg Gap aid station
  • Larry DeHof at the Powells Fort Camp Aid Station
  • Ed Demoney welcomes David Lieb to the finish line
  • Pictures by Karsten Brown (some by Leesa Anderson at Woodstock Tower)--added June 6

    Before the Start
  • Tommy Trask and Phil Wright relax before the start
  • A runner checking in
  • Adam Korona at the check-in table
  • Runners stand nervously inside the ranch
  • Wesley Finnemore chats with fellow runners
  • Last minute preparations at the ranch
  • Night-vision technology captures the pre-race blessing
  • Woodstock Tower Aid Station
  • Jon Whitehead and Bill Sublett help to set up the Woodstock Tower aid station
  • Über-volunteer Bill Sublett and his faithful rented van
  • A runner takes a drink in the dark
  • This guy's outfit has enough pockets and pouches to frighten a kangaroo
  • Patrik Gunnarsson?
  • French volunteer, Eric, and Jon Whitehead catch up on some reading between runners
  • Sue Johnston get a massage from a mysterious set of hands
  • Volunteer Leesa Anderson pours a drink for an unknown gentleman
  • Dave Capron (or a guy with Dave's drop bag, anyway)
  • Unknown runner being tended to by his crew
  • A runner enjoying a gourmet turkey and swiss sandwich
  • Volunteer Tom Cooper (right) shows a runner his fine clipboard
  • Volunteer Judy McCarthy tends to a tired Kevin Sayers
  • Debra Reno getting full service
  • Keith Knipling samples the rather obnoxious Wildberry Ultima sports drink
  • Thomas Brunetto?
  • Gary Knipling slips a shoe on
  • Unknown runner taking a break
  • Volunteers Bill Melson and Judy McCarthy help Gary Knipling over the newly-fallen tree heading out from Woodstock Tower
  • Bill and Judy, local runners and Fort Valley residents
  • Richard Shear samples the soup du jour
  • Susan Donnelly walks in
  • Wesley Fenton, looking a bit peaked
  • Matthew Moore
  • This is NOT Leslie Hunt
  • Bob Calabria jogs in
  • Pacer Sean Andrish slurps some noodles while vols Bill Melson and Jon Whitehead look on
  • Ed Schultze, whom Sean was pacing
  • Bill Koppenheffer
  • Unknown gentleman and Bill LaDieu head down the trail
  • Phillip Pierce trots out from Woodstock Tower
  • Phillip makes his way over the fallen tree
  • Michael Karch?
  • Jon Whitehead pours a drink for Wayne Lapham
  • Lynn Gannon partakes of the duct tape
  • Michael Yoder with fashionable do-rag
  • Denise Yoder sheds her jacket
  • Patrick Stewart proudly shows us his feet
  • Tom Sprouse
  • Chef Karsten Brown crafts another turkey & swiss masterpiece
  • Bill Van Antwerp shows us his number
  • Ned Cyr, still cheerful after 82 miles
  • Unknown man
  • Courtney Fenstermacher(?) receives some foot care
  • Ned Cyr leads Margot Bohan and unknown man down the trail
  • Will Brown
  • Unknown gentleman; we'll call him Bandana Man
  • Bandana Man departs from Woodstock Tower
  • Leonard Martin, followed by...
  • A pooped Jim McKee
  • Elizabeth Furnace
  • Tom Sprouse nearing Elizabeth Furnace
  • Wayne Lapham crosses the bridge over Passage Creek
  • Tommy Trask runs along the creek
  • Lynn Gannon poses for a photo beside the creek
  • Margot Bohan, unknown, and Ned Cyr give their walking sticks a rest at Elizabeth Furnace
  • Edward Haukkala beside the creek
  • At the Finish
  • Bob Anderson chats with race officials after finishing his first MMT
  • Phil Wright crosses the finish line
  • People in varying states of lucidity at the ranch
  • Anstr stands above an unknown finisher
  • Gary Knipling indulging himself in a well-deserved nap
  • Roy Heger after his second straight finish
  • Monica Sholtz crosses the understated MMT finish line
  • Monica is congratulated by Ed Demoney
  • Panoramic view from the ranch, including Sherman Gap (1st gap on left) and Shawl Gap (last gap on right)
  • Pictures (at or near Scothorn Gap Aid station)--by Dee Allen--added June 6

    Flora and Mountains
  • Looking east toward 211East aid station from Crisman Hollow Road
  • Passage Creek near aid station
  • Window on the Blue Ridge from the Massanutten
  • Shenandoah Valley to east from Massanutten
  • Wild Azalea
  • Wild Azalea
  • Dragonfly
  • Mountain Laurel
  • Aid Station Crew
  • Scothorn Gap Aid Station
  • Animals Dancing
  • Gordon Smith
  • Chris Scott helps a runner
  • Chris serves up soup
  • The Women
  • Courtney Fenstermacher
  • Janice Anderson
  • Deb Reno
  • The Men
  • Hans-Dieter Weisshaar
  • At the aid station
  • Entering the aid station
  • Taking aid
  • "That way?"
  • Wesley Finnemore
  • Mike Lipton
  • Tom Brunetto
  • Tom Brunetto
  • Gary Knipling--smiling as usual
  • Look up there!
  • Brook Holley
  • Hans-Dieter Weisshaar
  • Bruce Kacen
  • Rich Shear and others around the campfire
  • Pictures--by Bill LaDieu--added May 28

  • Bill at Habron Gap after hosing by Joe Clapper
  • Crossing 675, entering Duncan Hollow
  • Paul Walczak, Marcia Peters, and Bill entering Gap Creek Aid Station
  • Gap Creek: Bill chowing down on a sandwich, Colin Kingsford in a chair behind Leo Lutz checking out his battered feet.
  • Bill "runs" into Powells Fort Camp
  • Pictures--by Gary Knipling--added May 25

  • Some of the Volunteers at 211E Aid Station
  • Taking a break at 211E
  • Gary gets a warm welcome at Scothorn
  • Crowd at the finish line
  • Ed and Charlie with Massanutten Mt. in background
  • Pictures--by Steve Pero--added May 25

  • John Carey, Deb Reno, Steve Pero and Greg Loomis, 30 mins before start
  • Ollie Holt, Tim Stroh, Sue Johnston and Greg Loomis at the finish
  • Sue Johnston coming into Visitors Center
  • Hans Put cools Sue down
  • Muffy watches as Hans and Bert Meyer work on Sue at Visitors Center
  • Greg Loomis at Elizabeth Furnace
  • Greg Loomis finishing
  • At Woodstock Tower: Wes Finnemore and John Geesler in a chair (again!)
  • Steve Pero at Shawl Gap
  • Deb Reno at Shawl Gap
  • Deb at road into Habron(?)
  • Deb at 211E (?)
  • Deb and pacer John Dodds
  • Deb finishes
  • John Carry being serverd by Anstr at Shawl Gap
  • Pictures--by Chris Scott at Scothorn Gap Aid Station--added May 21

  • The Scothorn Crew: Rick (on radio), Gordon, Dee, Colleen, Chris, Michele
  • The Crew in the rain: Jim, Michele, Colleen, Ron
  • Muffy and David go crazy as usual
  • Colleen and Beth with dogs
  • Janice Anderson cared for by Muffy and David
  • Kevin Sayers
  • John Geesler in typical aid station performance
  • Rich Shear thinks it's "clothing optional"
  • Randy Gehrke
  • Aid stations like this tend to have bodies lying around
  • Gyula Kiss (Dog: "Hmm, these runners smell good!")
  • Pictures--by Bunny Runyan--added May 19

  • Shenandoah Valley from 675 Overlook--Storm clouds in distance
  • Ian and Chad coming into 675 Overlook aid station
  • Doug McKeever decides that the 675 Overlook aid station has more to offer than the trail!
  • Gary Knipling at 211 East
  • Sue Johnston in third MMT win
  • Russ Evans, VHTRC champ
  • Dave Capron with Jonathan Worswick
  • Scott Eppelman sits after his finish
  • Deb Reno
  • Keith and Gary Knipling
  • Sunrise at the ranch
  • Pictures--by Anstr

  • Registration--Volunteers: Wayne and Tom (also ran the race), Debbie, and Bunny
  • Trail into Shawl Gap Parking Lot
  • Runner arrives at Shawl Gap aid station
  • Sean, Mike, Valerie, and Bunny at 675 Overlook aid station
  • Chad Ricklefs at 675
  • Patrick Gunnarrson and Jonathan Worswick at 675
  • Two early runners coming into 675
  • Sue Johnston arrives at 675
  • Scott Eppelman, Jonathan Worswick, and Patrick Gunnarrson set food consumption record at Gap Creek
  • The Scene at Gap Creek
  • The Edinburg Gap aid station crew: Joe, Brenda, Irv's wife, Irv, Valerie, and Tom
  • Ian Torrence enjoys Edinburg Gap aid station in daylight. Few did
  • Dead body to left with Joe, Brenda, and Tom working aid station
  • Looking north on the Massanutten Mt. from Short Mountain
  • Better, bigger picture of same view
  • Hans-Dieter Weissharr at finish
  • Phil Wright (?)
  • Tom Sprouse, Wayne Lapham, and Tommy Trask
  • Ned Cyr, pacer, and Margot Bohan
  • Ed Haukkala
  • Bill VanAntwerp
  • Patrick Stewart--last finisher
  • The finish line and the rec center
  • Father-son finishers Keith and Gary Knipling, with Ed
  • Gary, Russ Evans, Beth, and Bill Sublett
  • Trail Marking Party on May 7--by Anstr

  • Massanunutten Mt. and South Fork of Shanandoah near Low Water Bridge at Bentonville
  • Top of Habron Gap (TURN LEFT HERE!)

  • Kennedy Peak from Jack's Notch

  • Massanutten Mt. East Trail with ribbon and blaze

  • Kennedy Peak tower. You must go up this to complete the run

  • ...These are the stairs on the tower. The first step is a big one!

  • Short Mtn (in distance) from Kennedy Peak

  • Wild Azaleas

  • Course markering crew at Gap Creek: Frank Probst, Derrick Carr, Carolyn Gernand, Joe Clapper, and Scott Mills

  • Anstr joins the group and Scotty takes the picture

  • Runner training on Habron Gap trail

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