But, I revived. I snapped out of that bonk as quickly as I fell into it. And what I remember in its wake is flowing single track, stunning views of the Tetons, hilarious conversations, the childlike joy of going on a treasure hunt, and the hot Ramen noodles that appeared in the middle of the backcountry at hour 25, after I had spent the entire night dreaming of chicken broth. (Chicken broth seems to be a theme.)
Race Directors Abby Broughton and Jason Popilsky know how to put on a fabulous race. They had every detail covered and devised a truly fun, challenging course. I highly recommend the Teton Ogre Adventure Race. If 24 hours sounds daunting, check out their 8-hour race.
Enjoy these photos and see you out there next year!
The big reveal of maps
Two tricks to AR: good fuel and good map work
Bushwacking with your bikes ... typical AR. Later we ascended a rocky spine with them.
This was our special friend named Avo. He didn't fare too well.
Nice way to spend the afternoon.
Goodbye sunlight. Bring on the night.
Checkpoint and moon
A photo finish, for second place
My team mates all zonkered out