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Green Canyon to Devil’s Peak to Linney Creek to Salmon River

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Salmon River is our most often run trail, after those in Forest Park. For this run, we started up Green Canyon, to the top of Devil's Peak for the view from the fire lookout, down to Linney Creek on a 5 mile out-and-back, than completed the loop by running the Salmon River Trail. It was a cool and cloudy day that only cleared up for a moment during our lunch break, just down from Devil's Peak. The timing couldn't have been better, because it was one of only two spots where you can see Mt Hood and we got to really soak in the view. The wildflowers were in full form and it was a great spring run.












Girls Gone San Francisco

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This originally was going to be a much longer post, but we have gotten so far behind on blogging that this is more of a tl;dr (too long didn't read) post. 
In early April I had a work trip to San Francisco that kept me in the city over the weekend, so Susan decided to fly down for a running weekend. I didn't spend a lot of time planning a route, I pinged a running friend of ours, Guf who lives in San Francisco and asked for suggestions on a 30 mile route in the Marin Headlands. The night before our run he sent us a 30 mile Strava route, which we decided to use.  The weather was absolutely perfect for running, sunny and in the 70s. Though it felt pretty warm to us, since it was still winter like weather in Portland. We didn't think to bring sunscreen and we both ended up with some nasty sun burns. 
We roughly followed Guf's route but got off a few times, but we were able to piece together a really nice 30 mile loop. We started at the Tennessee Valley trail head and ran to …

36 hours in Bornholm

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I was in London and Copenhagen for work with a weekend in between each city, I had planned on spending it exploring Copenhagen, well that was the plan before I googled "Trail running Denmark". Hammer Trail, the most famous trail race in Denmark takes place on an island called Bornholm and the more I researched the island the more I wanted to go.  Bornholm is actually closer to Sweden than it is to Denmark. You can fly from Copenhagen to Bornholm or you can drive and take a ferry from Ystad, Sweden. Since I was planning this a week out, plane tickets were ridiculous, so we rented a car and got ferry tickets. 


I booked us a last minute room with an amazing view at Nordlandet, a small hotel boutique hotel on Northwest side of the island. 
Friday night:

The ferry arrived into Bornholm around 6 pm. By the time we checked in and settled into our room it was around 7pm. Instead of venturing out we decided to checkout the Underbar which is in the cellar of Nordlandet. It is an intimate…