Images of the Cheyenne Mountain Stampede

Was it dusty? Well, now that you mention it, yes it was. Photo by Alan Versaw.


There was very little splashing in the creek on the way home, but Joshua Fowler did get the water to fly. Photo by Paul Jaeger.


Racing in close quarters, waiting for someone else to be the first to flinch. Photo by Ashley Green.


Danyon Anderson sets eyes on the road home. Photo by Paul Jaeger.


His lead wouldn't last long, but he had way more energy than everyone else at the start of the season. Photo by Alan Versaw.


I'm guessing this is the instant after he realized he still had a chance to break 17. Photo by Paul Jaeger.


The picture of domination. And her form never faltered. Photo by Alan Versaw.


Fall colors, cross country style. Photo by Alan Versaw.


Jacob Fisk and Corban Pagnotta had the early lead, but early leads can be costly on this course. Photo by Alan Versaw.


Erin Squared: Erin Norton had just a little more left when the Erins hit the bridges on the way home. Photo by Alan Versaw.


We weren't the only ones enjoying the trails. This couple warmed my heart. Photo by Alan Versaw.


Apparently the stain on her singlet was good luck. Photo by Paul Jaeger.


I spent the better part of the day struggling with lighting, but it worked very well for this image of Katie Lyons. Photo by Alan Versaw.


It doesn't appear as if they were enjoying it much here, but Peak to Peak can pace a pretty pack. Photo by Alan Versaw.


It was more difficult than you would have expected to get a compelling image of the mass of humanity ascending out of the initial creek crossing. Photo by Alan Versaw.


And, yes, we had some episodes of two-way traffic on a one-way street. Photo by Paul Jaeger.


William Mayhew gets in touch with his inner pain. Photo by Paul Jaeger.


A knee strap, a little brush with the water, an untied shoelace, and he still won by 30 seconds. Photo by Paul Jaeger.