Climb, climb up Sunshine Mountain...
The event was described in the promotional material thus:
An exhilarating hike at Red Lodge Mountain Ski Resort.
Walk the jeep trail that winds up the mountain from the upper parking lot past Miami Beach, through Tipi Trail to Mid Way. This scenic hike is sure to amaze you as you climb to find a cure for cancer. A festival atmosphere awaits you as you make your way back to the ski lodge.
"Exhilarating." Right. That's one way to put it.
That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.
The good news is, I did finish! We (my patient husband, and one of our survivor parishioners, and I) arrived dead stick last, just as the "festival atmosphere" was dissipating; but I did not quit partway, and did not need a ride down (as suggested by our son, who finished perhaps an hour earlier, and called several times to
And the views were worth it.