A number of commenters have correctly pointed out that the woman in the blue polo shirt in the above photo is CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo (good eye, BelmontShore, leftionthenews, and meremortal).
This information will certainly prove helpful should Pat Fitzgerald call. So I’ve decided to hold a contest to see who can help identify my other sources -- I mean, “fellow hikers”. Whoever IDs the most people, wins! Just post your guesses in the comments section.
The winner gets a signed copy of the photo, breakfast for two at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington (redeemable only on July 8 of any year), and a copy of “Germs” (you’ll have to get your own inscription).