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Smith Rock Ascent 50k

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The Smith Rock Ascent 50k was our first race of 2018, it was also my first van camping trip of the year. John and I camped at Skull Hollow Campground, which was ~15 minutes from the start of the race. It was also first come, first served, we lucked out and got one of the last spots. There is camping at Smith Rock, but only for tents not camper vans. We got to Skull Hollow around 3pm, after setting up and settling in we enjoyed a few beers and dinner and watched the sunset from the van. I love van life. 


The next morning John dropped me off at the start of the race where I met Susan, she was staying in Bend with her family. We grabbed some coffee and took in the views of Smith Rock, since it was our first time there. Shortly after we arrived the race started, we passed Monkey Face and were both amazed how much the rock actually looked like a Monkey Face. 





The heat started pretty early, luckily we had ran 30 miles in the heat in California a few weeks earlier, but it still did slow us dow…