In 1986 I was attending the University of Oregon and dating my RA (I know, scandalous!). I had hiked and backpacked and car camped before meeting him, but he was a climber. Climbing had never been on my radar as something I wanted to do, but after listening to him rave about the sport, I … Continue reading Timberline Trail in a Day: Flowers, and rivers, and sand, oh my!
At the beginning of 2019 a bunch of my partners-in-crime got together to brainstorm adventures for the coming year. One that stuck was to do the UltraPedestrian Wilderness Challenge Olympic Coast route. As described on UltraSignup, "This [approximately 58-mile] route runs point to point between the Shi Shi Beach Trailhead in the north, and the … Continue reading Olympic Coast Route: The hardest thing I didn’t finish
Yesterday, my friend Ana—of Will Run for Whisky fame—pointed out that winter is a great time to catch up on the past season's race and trip reports. My kids and work have filled all of my nonrunning time, and I've missed the chance to reflect on my adventures so I'm giving it a try. I … Continue reading Badger Mountain 50 Miler Race Report
It was a successful weekend in Phoenix for our group of friends: Elly ran her first 100K in fine fashion, and Heidi and I ran our first hundreds and are coming home with buckles! It's so hard to put together the words to describe Javelina. The course itself features desert beauty—highlighted with green grass and … Continue reading Javelina Jundred Race Report
Last week texts were flying as my friends and I tried to decide what adventure we wanted to tackle over the holiday weekend. Our first idea was discarded when we learned that our route was closed due to a wildfire in the area, and after some back and forth Marna and I landed on doing … Continue reading Circumambulating Mt. St. Helens: An UltraPedestrian Wilderness Challenge