6am Indian Creek Trailhead. ~75 riders.
Camped just past Breckenridge/Hwy 9. There was a section of trail that was closed and all racers had to detour around, but I might have almost made up for the lost miles with my little excursion up Green Mountain...
Stopped at a grocery store and got some fried chicken, which I took with me down the road to the next trailhead. I stopped to eat it under some trees by a stream as it started to rain. As I moved on I couldn't stop worrying about what I was going to do with the leftover chicken bones so the smell wouldn't attrack animals while I slept. Luckily There was a campground with a dumpster near the trailhead. I've never been so relieved to throw something away in my life!
As I cross a tributary of Cascade Creek a bit after 9pm I start hearing voices mixed in with the water fall sound. Approaching 11pm I almost crash off the trail. I've been up for 19 hours at this point. I finally make it to the top of the last hill I can stand to climb and meet Jeremy Noble who is camped next to the lake at Bolam Pass. It seems relatively cold down by the lake, and I've had enough of being cold after last night, so I decide to move on in search of the first warmer air pocket I can find. I decide on a spot in the trees about 1/4 mile further on.