Trampled Underfoot: Snails of the Issy Alps Part II

Trampled Underfoot: Snails of the Issy Alps Part II

Since I was a child I have always been fascinated by animals with shells. I was always on the lookout for box turtles in the woods, painted turtles in ponds, and snails in the garden. Fortunately for our garden, but unfortunately for me, I never 

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 

Seattle to Everett Beach Marathon FKT

Seattle to Everett Beach Marathon FKT

On Monday, June 1st, Adam Braddock informed me that he, Abram Elwell, and Tim Shillair intended to run from Seattle to Everett on the beach during low tide on Friday, June 5th. I was aware of this route after Abram Elwell pioneered the adventure back 

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 

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

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

PART III McKittrick Canyon After a restful night of sleep at the Pine Springs campground, Apryle and I drove a short distance northeastward to the McKittrick Canyon trailhead. We started our hike late in the morning and temperatures were already sweltering, but we found some 

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

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

PART II The Loop (Pine Springs to Blue Ridge to The Bowl and back to Pine Springs) Apryle had planned out a multi-day loop hike around the park and we had backcountry sites reserved along the way. Therefore, on Monday, June 29th, we woke early 

The Great Guadalupe, Carlsbad, Fourth of July Adventure (PART I)

The Great Guadalupe, Carlsbad, Fourth of July Adventure (PART I)

PART I Devil’s Staircase, Guadalupe Peak, and Geologic History A long delayed follow-up to this post from about 4.5 years ago. I finished up my internship at Giddings Physical Therapy on Friday June 26th and then headed to the airport in Austin to pick up 

2019 Statistics and Some Lifetime Statistics

2019 Statistics and Some Lifetime Statistics

2019 Monthly Running Mileage and Vertical Gain Totals Month Miles Vertical Gain January 262.77 52818 February 301.96 60638 March 379.42 71458 April 257 61677 May 284 65828 June 289.52 81272 July 328.19 99523 August 311.87 86773 September 295.77 82024 October 306.65 51257 November 326.17 50297 

Desert Solstice 24 Hour

Desert Solstice 24 Hour

I first considered running the Desert Solstice 24 hour race while pacing my friend David Huss at Teanaway 100 this September. He intended to run the track event in December and with his insistence, I considered signing up. I had always been curious as to