Since I was just volunteering, I went for a 2 mile out and back on the Yocum Trail, which is the first trail the runners encounter, after their 12 mile climb on a dirt road up Cheat Mountain.
It’s a gnarly trail. Rocky and rooty. Twists and turns. Nice soft spongy footing. Lots of wet parts and stream crossings. As I ran this, I remembered how difficult it was at night, only seeing a few feet ahead. I was glad I was only volunteering!
Aid Station Report to come soon. I’ve had about 1 hour sleep in the last 36 hours. Time for dinner now!