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BLMers help with Wild West Marathon

"The United State’s third oldest trail marathon" returned to the eastern Sierra foothills earlier this month. Sponsored by the Lone Pine Chamber of Commerce, the Wild West Marathon took the efforts of many local volunteers.  Among them were ranger Scott Justham and recreation planner Jim Jennings, of BLM-California's Bishop Field Office, who staffed an aid station at mile marker 10. (text continues below)

Runners stretch out along the course, as the snow-capped Sierra Nevada Range looms in the background

The marathon started at the BLM's Tuttle Creek Campground, and lead runners through the scenic Alabama Hills, with views of the snow-capped Sierra Nevada range, Mount Whitney, Lone Pine Peak and other sights.

BLM ranger Scott Justham staffs an aid table at mile marker 10:
BLM ranger Scott Justham staffs an aid table at mile marker 10

One runner gets up from a break, while another approaches the aid table:
A runner takes a short break, while another approaches the aid table

At times, the aid station was crowded with groups of runners:
At times, the aid station was crowded with groups of runners

More information: "Wild Wild West Marathon Results for 2009" (Lone Pine Chamber of Commerce, 5/5/09)


BLM-California News.bytes, issue 383


 
Last updated: 05-20-2009