Six Flags St. Louis celebrated the 30th birthday of its world-famous Screamin' Eagle roller coaster with a 30-Hour Ride-a-thon on July 20-21, 2006. I joined a team of 20 ACE members from across the country to ride the three-quarter-mile long wooden coaster beginning at 8 a.m. July 20 and ending at 2 p.m. July 21. Not all of us lasted the whole 30 hours, but I did make it to the end and completed 316 circuits!

With a track length of 3,872 feet and a height of 110 feet, that comes out to going up nearly 35,000 feet (airplane cruising altitudes!) and traveling over 230 miles!

Here are some pictures I shot at the event. Click on each thumbnail for a larger image.