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gtach | profile | all galleries >> :: Running :: >> Marlis' 50 Mile Training Run on the White River 50 Course 6.23.2002 tree view | thumbnails | slideshow

Marlis' 50 Mile Training Run on the White River 50 Course 6.23.2002

On October 2001, Tom Wales' life was tragically taken away. Tom was a U.S. Attorney, longtime proponent of sensible gun control and boyfriend of Marlis DeJongh. On what would have been Tom's 50th birthday, Marlis gathered a group of friends to run the White River 50 Mile Trail Run course. The course meanders the trails between Greenwater and the White River Entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park, in Washington State. Hope you enjoy these photos which chronicle our adventure! ***Click on images to enlarge***
Kat & Tony on the ridge
Kat & Tony on the ridge
Charlie, overlooking the White River
Charlie, overlooking the White River
Charlie, Kat, Marlis & Tony
Charlie, Kat, Marlis & Tony
Charlie, me, Marlis & Tony
Charlie, me, Marlis & Tony
Marlis
Marlis
Running the clearcut
Running the clearcut
Charlie, Kat & Marlis
Charlie, Kat & Marlis
Tony
Tony
Climb up to Ranger Creek - 11.7 & 22.7 miles on the way back
Climb up to Ranger Creek - 11.7 & 22.7 miles on the way back
Photo Ron Nicholl took last year.
Photo Ron Nicholl took last year.
Encountering snow on the way to Corral Pass
Encountering snow on the way to Corral Pass
Traversing snow on a 45 degree slope
Traversing snow on a 45 degree slope
View of Lost Lake
View of Lost Lake
Where are we, Charlie?
Where are we, Charlie?
Negotiating the snowfields...weeee!!!
Negotiating the snowfields...weeee!!!
Kat
Kat
Marlis looks in the direction of the snow bound trail to Corral Pass, pondering its accessability
Marlis looks in the direction of the snow bound trail to Corral Pass, pondering its accessability
Marlis planned to place a rose at Corral Pass for Tom...
Marlis planned to place a rose at Corral Pass for Tom...
...but there was too much snow for us to get there...
...but there was too much snow for us to get there...
...so she placed the rose at our turnaround point.
...so she placed the rose at our turnaround point.
Our turnaround point - three miles from Corral Pass
Our turnaround point - three miles from Corral Pass
Back at our cars, a birthday celebration
Back at our cars, a birthday celebration
Marlis had all of us make a wish and blow out a candle - Ron Nicholl photo
Marlis had all of us make a wish and blow out a candle - Ron Nicholl photo
Eating cookies! - John, Charlie, Marlis, Kat, Tony & Ron - Buck Creek 27.5 miles
Eating cookies! - John, Charlie, Marlis, Kat, Tony & Ron - Buck Creek 27.5 miles
Group shot - Ron Nicholl photo
Group shot - Ron Nicholl photo
Beargrass on the climb to Fawn Ridge - Ron Nicholl photo
Beargrass on the climb to Fawn Ridge - Ron Nicholl photo
Self-timer shot - Ron Nicholl photo
Self-timer shot - Ron Nicholl photo
Self-timer shot - On the climb up to Fawn Ridge
Self-timer shot - On the climb up to Fawn Ridge
John cleaning out his shoes
John cleaning out his shoes
Marlis too
Marlis too
Me
Me
John, approaching the top of Sun Top
John, approaching the top of Sun Top
Tony, powering up to Sun Top
Tony, powering up to Sun Top
The top of Sun Top - 38 miles - John, Tony & Marlis
The top of Sun Top - 38 miles - John, Tony & Marlis
Sun Top - John, Tony & me
Sun Top - John, Tony & me
The 6 mile run down the logging road from Sun Top
The 6 mile run down the logging road from Sun Top
Tony finishing the downhill logging road
Tony finishing the downhill logging road
Skookum Flats aid station - 44 miles - Thank you Charlie!
Skookum Flats aid station - 44 miles - Thank you Charlie!
Tony & Marlis emerging from the Skookum Flats Trail - 1/4 mile to the cars to finish
Tony & Marlis emerging from the Skookum Flats Trail - 1/4 mile to the cars to finish