Devils Gulch 50 Miler

Devils Gulch 50 Miler

Dad and I made the journey to Wenatchee on Friday afternoon and arrived in the city in time to pick up my race bib and walk around the Columbia River. We crossed the Clark Pipeline Bridge that was originally designed to carry water from the 

Ingalls Creek Traverse

Ingalls Creek Traverse

Ingalls Creek trail parallels a rapidly flowing stream that starts from Ingalls Lake and eventually empties into Peshastin Creek. The creek travels through a ravine which is flanked by the Stuart Range to the north and the Teanaway Range to the south. Despite the popularity 

Mad City 100K (National Championships)

Mad City 100K (National Championships)

I decided at some point last autumn (2023) that I wanted to pursue a road 100K, but not just any 100K, I wanted to attempt Mad City 100K. Mad City is the American 100K National Championship race and therefore, it is generally very competitive. A 

Dizzy Daze 12 Hour Race

Dizzy Daze 12 Hour Race

I entered Dizzy Daze 12 Hour race with a goal running 76 miles in preparation for the 100k National Championships in Madison Wisconsin. Dizzy Daze is a Seattle classic ultramarathon that consists of clockwise loops around the Green Lake bike path. Because I ran 78 

Life List Update As of 2023

Life List Update As of 2023

Since I was a child, I have always been interested being outdoors and observing other animals. However, birding is rarely a hobby that young children become interested in, so I did not begin formally keeping a life list of birds until the latter part of 

Redwood National Park Adventure

Redwood National Park Adventure

After clearing the snow and ice off the driveway, Apryle and I drove off into the darkness en route to Redwood National Park. After about 8.5 hours and 520 miles of driving we arrived at the Lighthouse Inn in Crescent City, California. Although it was 

Seattle Marathon

Seattle Marathon

I signed up for the Seattle Marathon for the second year in a row and essentially kept to a very similar series of events as the 2022 edition. On November 25th, Apryle dropped me off to pick up the packet in downtown Seattle, then we 

Mount Si Hill Climb and North Bend Skyline 30K

Mount Si Hill Climb and North Bend Skyline 30K

After my Wonderland Loop, I throttled down on the mileage and geared up for two relatively short steep races in North Bend: Mount Si Hill Climb and North Bend Trail Fest 30K. These races were the vision of my friend Scott Sowle and he and 

The Ruff

The Ruff

The Ruff has be on my radar for a few years, but I have never made the long voyage down to the Columbia River Gorge for such a short distance race. However, this year I signed up for The Ruff as a unique final workout 

Ohio Reunion Part III: Wetland Birding Adventures and Class Reunion

Ohio Reunion Part III: Wetland Birding Adventures and Class Reunion

On the evening of August 24th after arriving in Tiffin, I decided to drive north to Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, where I hoped to bird the next morning. However, I heard on the radio that a tornado was spotted near the refuge and was headed