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Wilson River Trail

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Susan was spending time at the coast with her family, so #trailrunning and I decided to meet her 1/2 between Portland and the coast in the Tillamook forest area. We took advantage of having 2 cars and being able to shuttle, we ran the of the majority (22 miles) of the  Wilson River trail, starting at Elk Creek and ending at Keening Creek.  


The weather was perfect, Susan was in capris and a short sleeved shirt, I over dressed in long pants and a long sleeved shirt. The trail was completely runnable, I would describe it as rolling hills, though Susan and #trailrunning might disagree with me about the hill at the very end that seemed like it would never end. There were a few times when the trail hit a forest road and the other side of the trail wasn't obvious but it didn't take us very long to find it. If I would of done a better job of reading the trail description on Oregon Hikers  we probably wouldn't of had any problems. 


You don't get the dramatic views and waterfalls…

#trailrunning

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Last year when we were in New Zealand for the Tarawera Ultra Marathon, Susan and I kept tagging various instagram post with #trailrunning. Our other friends who were with us made fun of us by posting random pictures with #trailrunning. So it became an inside joke the rest of the trip, and really didn't stop after trip. 

A few months later our friend, Amber who was on the trip with us started dating an ultra marathoner / trail runner. When she told me about him I kept referring to him as #trailrunning. At some point I did meet David and did call him by his real name, but I do have him labeled in my phone contacts as #trailrunning. 

We have asked him to run with us a few times, but we run a lot earlier than he does, so he has declined. But Susan can be persistent and asked David again on Friday and he agreed to meet us at 7:30 for a run. He only wanted to go around 20 miles and we were shooting for 23-24. We met at 53rd and Wildwood, where he finished and we continued on to 53rd and B…