It took me one or two minutes over 25 hours. The route I g-mapped says 59 miles, so I'd say it might be around 75. I started at 4 AM with my buddy Zack. He just PhinisheD and is moving next week for a faculty position at UCSB (congrats, and thank you for imparting so much Tilden-knowledge over the last few years), so we decided to get a final crazy run in together. We got to the summit in a decent 11 hours, bought ice cream at the summit gift shop, and turned back. Zack bailed at Walnut Creek BART, and I kept going, but the next several miles of asphalt bike-path through downtown Walnut Creek were killer on the feet. I didn't get much sleep Sunday or Monday night, so after dark I was really tired and a couple-three times I laid down and took a nap in the middle of the trail. Then after maybe 30 minutes I'd wake up shivering and start going again. I rolled into campus at 5AM. I was kind of hoping to see some early-riser just getting to the department, but the place was empty.
Diablo from Redwood (zoomed in a bunch). This wasn't the first time we could see Diablo during the day, but it was the first time it was light enough for a decent picture.
Alligator Lizard. In other animal sighting news, we saw a gray fox (the only canine that can climb trees), and I got swarmed by bees.
Overall, I felt good for the daylight hours but pretty crappy during the last few hours, I didn't do a good job loading my iPod (I find books more helpful than songs over ridiculously long stretches), I certainly wondered why the hell I do stupid stuff like this, and I certainly had fun doing it. Also, this trip strengthened my convictions about Bay Area awesomeness, since there is public land the entire way, which made for very little road-walking.