The Backup Backup Plan: Timberline Trail

With five days off Kyle and I knew we wanted to do something epic over the 4th of July weekend. And I had been planning just the thing for months: a traverse of Washington’s own Sawtooth Range, located above Lake Chelan. The traverse involved eight different scrambles to summits, cross country travel, miles of trail […]

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Cascade Pass to Stehekin Day Three: Retracing Our Steps

That’s the thing about an out and back – you have to go back. And you have to go back the same way you came. Which can be kind of nice because you know what lies ahead. And also hard because you know what lies ahead. But despite how sore I had been on Saturday […]

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Cascade Pass to Stehekin Day Two: Small Town Vibes

To call Stehekin a small town is probably being generous. It is basically a tiny land locked island, complete with all the complications of being an island. It’s hard to get anything there, if you have to go to the doctor “down lake” you have to spend the night in a hotel, all the cars […]

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Cascade Pass to Stehekin Day One: Happy Solstice

You know it’s going to be a good adventure when you see a bear on the drive to the trail head. Friday donned misty and overcast and Molly and I got up bright and early to drive up to Cascade Pass. The plan: run/hike over the pass to Stehekin to visit my wonderful friends Marieke […]

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7 miles

I know what you have all been wondering… how is marathon training going?  Oh you haven’t been wondering?  Well I am here to fill you in on things, even if you don’t care about them!  Today Kyle and I ran seven miles… every week our long run is the longest I have ever run and […]

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Snapshots From Life in the South

I’m feeling pretty good as I kick along, arm over-arm, successfully breathing side to side every two seconds. I’m feeling confident, relaxing a little bit and getting into it. As I blow air out my nose I make a humming noise in the back of my throat, reminding myself not to breath in. I am […]

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Fall From Grace

I feel like one of those space ships in a movie that comes flying through the atmosphere, a burning ball of light with a comet tail streaming out behind it, colliding with the earth and leaving a twenty foot deep ditch behind me as I skid to a halt five feet down the trail. Fear […]

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