Ecology

The Rut 50K, Yellowstone, and Big Sky Adventure

The Rut 50K, Yellowstone, and Big Sky Adventure

The Warm Up The Rut 50K marked the end of a busy 2017 of racing which included several events that have been on my mind for many years. The Rut was quite different from any race I have done in the past, and I knew […]

Cypress Island Circumnavigation

Cypress Island Circumnavigation

Apryle and I started our two day kayak adventure from Sea Farers Park in Anacortes on a partly sunny Wednesday morning. We loaded the tandem kayak full of food and camping gear and pushed off into the waters of Fidalgo Bay. The first leg of […]

Oregon Coast Puffin Adventure

Oregon Coast Puffin Adventure

Each year between April and July the Tufted Puffins descend upon Haystack Rock at Cannon Beach in Oregon. This is a spectacle that Apryle and I did not want to miss this year, so we packed up the Versa, booked a hotel and made our […]

A Whale of a Visit

A Whale of a Visit

Shortly before the Lake Sonoma 50 miler I got the news that my parents would be making their first trip to the Pacific Northwest to visit. This added to the exponential growth of positives that were climbing the Y axis of my life’s scatter plot. […]

Birthday, Bonsai, and Beaches

Birthday, Bonsai, and Beaches

A Post and Photographic Journey by Apryle Craig Zach & I at Rhododendron Garden This weekend, Zach and I set out for an easy 8-mile run out our back door on Cougar Mountain. It was a nice morning and the miles rolled off easily and […]

Peru Part 5: Miraflores & Los Pantanos de Villa

Peru Part 5: Miraflores & Los Pantanos de Villa

Inca Tern To finish out our great Peru adventure, Apryle and I decided to relax in the ocean-front capital city. After a 600 kilometer overnight bus ride we arrived at the bus stop rested and ready to take a taxi to Miraflores. Based on advice […]

Ohio Bird Sanctuary & Mohican State Park

Ohio Bird Sanctuary & Mohican State Park

Blue Jay Perching Ohio Bird Sanctuary is a non-profit organization that rehabilitates Ohio’s native birds. The 90 acre sanctuary is situated just southwest of Mansfield and includes hiking trails, birds of prey and a walk-through songbird aviary. It appeared that most of the birds of […]

Hawaii Trip

Hawaii Trip

View from the Hotel Window Hawaii is a destination that has never been at the top of my list of places to visit, possibly due to its cliché popularity, perhaps because I prefer mountains to beaches or perhaps because I never considered what the island […]

Birding in the Western Hemisphere

Birding in the Western Hemisphere

Since I was a child I have been interested in wildlife, but not until meeting Apryle was I ever the least bit interested in birding. However, after a summer of Snipe hunting, bird banding at the YMCA of the Rockies, and a move to the […]

Earthquake in Tonasket

Earthquake in Tonasket

Today I (Apryle) felt my first earthquake. It orginated in Osoyoos, BC. It  was pretty amazing.Magnitude 4.2 earthquake, 9:16 AM