Ohio Reunion Part I: Rocky River FKT

Ohio Reunion Part I: Rocky River FKT

I traveled back to my home state of Ohio for my fifteen year high school reunion on August 24th 2023. After stepping off the red eye flight, I headed straight for Berea Falls near my old college campus in order to pursue the Rocky River 

Super Marathon

Super Marathon

After a disappointing marathon experience at Boston this April, I was determined to run a quick marathon this year, so I signed up for the Super Fast Marathon on June 17th 2023. I previously did this race in June of 2019 and ran a 2:45:33. 

Oyster Dome 50K

Oyster Dome 50K

The Oyster Dome 50K caught my interest in late June, despite the July 8th start date. It seemed to be the perfect final tune up race before Fat Dog 120 on August 10th. The plan was for the race to act as both a long 

Squak in the Dark

Squak in the Dark

Squak in the Dark is a night race that features a 5.7 mile loop with 1500 feet of vertical gain that is repeated for 8 hours. The individual with the most laps in the 8 hour time frame wins the event and there is also 

Sun Mountain 50 Miler

Sun Mountain 50 Miler

I departed for Lake Patterson Cabins in the late evening of May 12th and arrived before midnight (after a 4 hour 30 minute drive) and was welcomed by Aaron Long and the Cowgills. They were kind enough to let me set up my sleeping pad 

Chirico Tenpeat

Chirico Tenpeat

Since moving to the greater Issy Alps area in 2017 I wanted to complete the Chirico Tenpeat event. The race has developed quite a reputation among my circle of trail running friends and it struck me as something that I needed to do as a 

Ohio Spring Birding Part I: Bird Banding

Ohio Spring Birding Part I: Bird Banding

In May 2022 Apryle and I had the the opportunity to observe Tom and Paula Bartlett banding birds on Kelleys Island and at Springville Marsh. I was first exposed to bird banding at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park, Colorado back in spring 

Run Forest Run 50K

Run Forest Run 50K

The Run Forest Run 50 kilometer race took place on February 18th 2023. I arrived at the start/finish area at Lake Sylvia State Park in the early morning hours as the sun was rising and an eerie translucent fog hung in the air above the 

Mojave Desert Adventure Part V

Mojave Desert Adventure Part V

On January 13th we were scheduled to join a birding group at Las Vegas Springs Preserve, so we made our way in to the city in the early morning equipped with our 600mm zoom camera. Las Vegas Springs Preserve is a lush oasis in an 

Mojave Desert Adventure Part IV

Mojave Desert Adventure Part IV

On the fourth day in the Mojave Desert we got off to a slow start and left our hotel room rather late (8:30AM) and we decided to explore Pahrump’s own Discovery Park in earnest. Discovery Park is interesting because it is an open space that