We opted to get on the trail early. The event organizers start handing out box lunches that are plenty hearty at 6:00 am. We grabbed our box of fried chicken, Subway sub, cookies, chips, and fruit and still managed to catch this shot. The Rubicon is in the Sierra Nevada mountain range, and we started at over 6,000 feet of elevation. Even if the days are beautiful, the nights can get chilly.