Photo by Alan Todd.
Brian Smith, right, Gunnison, and Scott Simmons of Durango won first and second place, respectively, this weekend in the Sneffels Half Loop cross country ski race. Over 40 racers started at 6:30 a.m. Saturday above Telluride at the Last Dollar Hut Trailhead and finished around noon at County Road 5 near Elk Meadows. Locals Janelle Smiley (who grew up in Ouray County) and Baker Bent, finished 4th and 9th, respectively.
The Sneffels Half Loop is sponsored by San Juan Huts Systems.
The remainder of the top nine finishers, in order, were:
|Billy Laird of Crested Butte|
|Janelle Smiley of Crested Butte|
|Pat O'Neil of Crested Butte|
|Brian Johnson of Aspen|
|Jeff Deutsch of Crested Butte|
|Allen Hadley of Brested Butte|
|Baker Bent of Ridgway|