On June 4 we finally achieved our long-held goal of accepting the Twin Valley Trail Challenge. This event is put on by a group of volunteers and it is truly an amazing venture. We accepted the challenge for all 27.5 miles. There we three water/food stops along the route (one is encountered twice). Two stops were well-stocked with water, Gatorade, chips, granola bars, and apples/bananas. Cold water and naturalists were available at the nature center. Additionally, cases of water were left in the neighborhood for hikers around mile 24.

Honestly, the experience was a blur. It is probably better to tell the story in pictures.

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We may have brought a little too much food.
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Getting ready to go. Look how fresh and naive.
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Approaching the registration area a little after 6:00am.
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Ready to hit the trail!
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At the first rest stop. “How many more miles do we have to do?!?!?”
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Ted getting to know Ruby at the nature center.
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This was either mile 11 or mile 20. They all blur together.
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Looking better than we feel at the finish line.
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Ted named this my “butt blister”. I was very relieved it didn’t pop on the trail.
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At least until next year.

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