This Summer Biathlon was organized by Dave Barrett. (Thanks Dave!) The race took place in the snow capped Sierra Nevada not far from Lake Tahoe at an elevation of 7000 feet. The weather was almost ideal - temperatures in the 70s, dry, almost no wind, and gorgious sunny clear skies. Fifty one biathletes ran the course, and most stayed for the post race shoot-off, food and drawings. The results will be posted here at some point.
The following pictures were taken with an old Apple Quicktake digital camera, which unfortunately has poor spatial and color resolution (e.g. you can't really make out people at any distance). One of these days I'll get a real digital camera. You'll just have to imagine the true color in the images - the hills were emerald green speckled with flowers, the sky was an even deeper blue than the pictures show, and Lake Tahoe was this incredible deep azure blue, ringed by the snow covered Sierra Nevada. By the way, your computer monitor color depth needs to be set to thousands for the colors to be even close. This page will take 2-3 minutes to load at 14.4 K baud. Click on a picture to see the full-sized version.
|View of Lake Tahoe near race site||The registration booth||Pre-race instruction|
|Dave describing the running course||Range safety instruction||Shooting practice|
|Carl at the start line||On the firing line||Offhand shooter|
|Prone shooter||The First hill - see the runners?||Womans shoot-off|
|Men's shoot-off||Final round - Carl and Fred||Awards and picnic|