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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 […]

Spectating is not a Spectator Sport

Spectating is not a Spectator Sport

Have you ever scheduled a family vacation around your wife’s upcoming race? Does your friend often show up to your place 30-90 minutes late, dripping wet and shoes caked with mud? Have you ever reached for a granola bar only to find that your husband […]

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 […]

Cougar Mountain 50K

Cougar Mountain 50K

Based on my previous post, one might observe that I have an affinity for my local wilderness parks. Therefore it comes as no surprise that I would test my abilities at the Cougar Mountain 50K held on October 29th. Despite a long year of training […]

The Western Issaquah Alps Piece

The Western Issaquah Alps Piece

In this lengthy post, I plan to briefly overview the trails in the western Issaquah Alps, which I consider to be the Newcastle Open Space, Cougar Mountain, Squak Mountain, and Tiger Mountain. I would love to include Si, Teneriffe, Mailbox and the other mountains further […]

Lions Bay to Mountain Loop

Lions Bay to Mountain Loop

The month of October began with an early morning drive up to Lions Bay, British Columbia for a run in the North Shore Mountains. This was the first international trip for the year 2017, and what better country to visit than Canada. Apryle and I […]

A Father Son Moment

A Father Son Moment

Shortly before our return from Big Montana Adventure I learned that my dad would be flying westward for a visit. Though I was disappointed that mom would not be joining, I was excited for some father son time as well! I developed an itinerary centered […]

A Exploration of the Columbia Basin

A Exploration of the Columbia Basin

Diffuse light finds its way through pinhole tears in the drab brown curtains. The sun has found its way above the buttes to the east, but the hint of smoke from distant fires cloaks its full brilliance. The dilapidated paneled room is cold. The Budgerigars […]