Author: blewskers

Hells Gate State Park (Part I of Snake River Running)

Hells Gate State Park (Part I of Snake River Running)

On February 28th, Apryle and I headed south to Lewiston on a whim, thinking that we might find a suitable location for a long trail run. As it turns out, we descended into a canyon referred to as the banana belt of the Pacific Northwest. […]

Sybil the Chihuahua

Sybil the Chihuahua

Sybil was born in Bettsville, Ohio on September 23rd 2001 and came into our lives shortly thereafter. I can still remember meeting her, she was clinging to my mother’s shoulder as she emerged from the laundry room at my grandmothers house. She was a lively […]

Columbia NWR Birding

Columbia NWR Birding

Before the alarm sounded, Apryle and I were stumbling through the dark apartment, trying to quietly gather our supplies for the day. Five in the morning is far too early for chirping parakeets, and therefore, we needed to stay silent and keep light to a […]

Kamiak Butte (Part I of Palouse Hills Running)

Kamiak Butte (Part I of Palouse Hills Running)

After moving to Pullman, I began scanning maps of the surrounding area to find suitable places to train for the upcoming race season. Although the city has an extensive network of paved paths which are great for midweek runs, I was interested in finding more […]

More Miles More Problems: Black Canyon 100K

More Miles More Problems: Black Canyon 100K

While finishing out the year in Newcastle, Washington, Apryle and I decided after visiting our families back east, we would pack up the motorhome and move to sunny Sedona, Arizona. However, due to delays in licensure paperwork we were forced to alter our plans, landing […]

Introducing Parakeet Ponderings

Introducing Parakeet Ponderings

On a whim Apryle and I decided to adopt a pair of budgerigar parakeets. We named the birds: Banjo and Ravenna. They were an inseparable bonded pair. Banjo is the more garrulous, extroverted and adventuresome of the two. Banjo enjoys flying laps around the house […]

2017 Statistics

2017 Statistics

Year End Statistics Miles: 3956.86 Vertical Gain: 728,549ft Time: 663:07:16 Summits: 291 Races: 9 for 387.5 miles         Race Statistics Race Date Distance Time Place Pace Bridle Trails 1/14 50K 3:22:30 1 6:31 West Seattle Beach 2/5 50K 3:27:40 1 6:41 Chuckanut 3/14 50K 4:15:17 […]

Tiffin Calvert Cross Country Video 10 Year Anniversary

Tiffin Calvert Cross Country Video 10 Year Anniversary

In the fall of 2007 my cross country teammates and I decided to make a video documenting our entire senior season. At each meet we brought the camera and filmed what we thought to be the best moments and subsequently compiled the footage into a […]

The Motorhome Migration

The Motorhome Migration

Apryle and I started a new chapter in our lives, as we embarked on our great motor home adventure. We purchased a 1991 23-foot Ford Jamboree and packed it with our belongings and hit the road. Our plan was to travel across the northern part […]

An Autumn of Micro Expeditions

An Autumn of Micro Expeditions

Honey Dew Creek May Creek Linkup Honey Dew Creek is a small meandering stream that flows northwestward into the west flowing May Creek. It is a small open space that I have been curious about exploring after months perusing Newcastle trail maps. However, more importantly […]