Pacific Crest Trail Adventure Part IV Section K (Glacier Peak Area to Stevens Pass)

Pacific Crest Trail Adventure Part IV Section K (Glacier Peak Area to Stevens Pass)

We rose from our slope side slumber and got things started again at 10:52PM. It is an odd feeling to go to sleep after a long day on the trail, only to begin again later the same day. The trail was narrow and there was 

Pacific Crest Trail Adventure Part III Section K (Rainy Pass to Glacier Peak Area)

Pacific Crest Trail Adventure Part III Section K (Rainy Pass to Glacier Peak Area)

After our unsuccessful attempts to sleep, John and I took to the trail at 7:14 PM on August 31st. We descended from the Cutthroat Trailhead to the Rainy Pass Trailhead on the south side of highway 20. The opening miles of section K paralleled a 

Run for Shoes 50K

Run for Shoes 50K

The Run for Shoes 50K was my first race since COVID19 and it was also unconventional because it was a time trial style race. Typically, I am not interested in virtual races because the competitive aspect that I love about racing is eliminated but with 

Pacific Crest Trail Adventure Part II Section L (Canada Border to Rainy Pass)

Pacific Crest Trail Adventure Part II Section L (Canada Border to Rainy Pass)

After 31 miles of running and about 30 minutes of resting, we started our Washington Pacific Crest Trail FKT attempt at 10:15PM on August 30th. We were not optimistic about running back through all of the soaked vegetation, but I think we must have knocked 

Washington PCT Adventure Part I (Hart’s Pass to Canada Border)

Washington PCT Adventure Part I (Hart’s Pass to Canada Border)

After several weeks of anticipation I awoke at 5:30AM on August 30th with an intense desire for a long arduous adventure. Apryle drove me up to Snohomish where I met up with John, Brit, Jace, and Jax Maxwell. We piled into his Chevy pickup truck 

Favorite Plants of the Issy Alps

Favorite Plants of the Issy Alps

I moved to Issaquah in June of 2018 after a four month home health contract in Pullman, Washington. We purchased our condo after living in our RV for one month and were ecstatic with our new place and the impeccable location. As with most places 

Lake Washington Bridge Loop

Lake Washington Bridge Loop

Since moving to Washington I have been interested in linking up the two bridges across Lake Washington in one long run. This is a fairly easy task with no real barriers of any kind, the route is straight-forward, the terrain is flat and paved, and 

Trampled Underfoot: Slugs of the Issy Alps Part I

Trampled Underfoot: Slugs of the Issy Alps Part I

In addition to the beauty of the landscape, brilliance of the foliage, and the pleasant feeling of fresh air, running also affords me the opportunity of seeing numerous creatures occupying wild areas. I typically get very excited about a bobcat or bear sighting, but there 

Cul-de-Sacs of My Life (Every Street in Issaquah)

Cul-de-Sacs of My Life (Every Street in Issaquah)

Why would I ever think of running every street in Issaquah, the trail running mecca of Western Washington? This would be a perfectly valid question at any other time throughout the history of trail running. However, in the time of shelter in place and mass 

The Great Guadalupe, Carlsbad, Fourth of July Adventure (Part IV)

The Great Guadalupe, Carlsbad, Fourth of July Adventure (Part IV)

Part IV Carlsbad Cavern National Park and Fourth of July Adventure Following our McKittrick Canyon out and back, Apryle and I decided to drive north into New Mexico to explore Carlsbad Cavern. Upon arrival we reserved a spot watch the great bat emergence later in