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That Jurt Like Jell: My Javelina Jundred Story Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - [Featured image: Overwhelmed with emotion at the finish line of the Javelina Jundred. Photo by the incomparable Howie Stern.] A 100 mile trail race is much more than just the event itself. It’s a journey. It’s the decision to enter the event. It’s the long training process. It’s life that happens along the way. It’s … Continue reading That Jurt Like Jell: My Javelina Jundred Story
Vetter Mountain Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - [Featured image: A carpet of clouds near Red Box in the Angeles National Forest.] I did not set out on Sunday to add a new chapter to the San Gabriel Trails Project. I set out to break free from my running malaise, brought on by flat and often repetitive routes that I had been running … Continue reading Vetter Mountain
The Fine Art of Voluntary Adversity Thursday, August 23, 2018 - [Featured image: The runner I am pacing finds a second wind at mile 92 of the Kodiak 100.] Every one of us that toes the line at an ultramarathon gets asked at some point why we do what we do. We all have our own reasons, but there is a seemingly common thread: this sport, … Continue reading The Fine Art of Voluntary Adversity
The Joys and Sorrows of Working Away From Home Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - [Featured image: Camp at Harris Beach State Park, Oregon in May 2018. This was one of several basecamps during my recent work on a wildlife assessment for the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.] I have always had an affinity for travel and exploration of the outdoors. It began when I was young with family camping … Continue reading The Joys and Sorrows of Working Away From Home
Three Points to Pacifico Mountain Via the Pacific Crest Trail Sunday, July 29, 2018 - It’s been nearly a year since I’ve added a new chapter to the San Gabriel Trails Project. You can ask me why that is, but I would not have an answer for you. There are many miles of high country trails that I have not yet covered, and I haven’t spent much time in the … Continue reading Three Points to Pacifico Mountain Via the Pacific Crest Trail