I traveled to Big Bend Ranch State Park in October for the second-annual Trans-Pecos Ultra. This rugged ultramarathon spans 170 miles and 15,000 feet of elevation gain in some of the most remote and beautiful parts of West Texas. Through my lens, I watched 13 endurance runners experience optimism, exhaustion, pain and elation as they learned just how unforgiving the Chihuahuan Desert can be.
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