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15 for Cedar

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Susan and I took off July 5th to go run in the Mt. Hood Wilderness/Elk Meadows, but left Cedar with my parents because of some potentially dangerous stream crossings and unmaintained trails. He didn't seem to mind, he got to spend the day with his grandmas running around off leash and swimming in the Sandy River. 

Since our long weekend run was only 2 days after our Elk Meadows adventure we decided to only run 15 miles. I debated taking Cedar with us because he seemed pretty exhausted from 3 days running around my parent's land, but as soon as he realized I was getting ready to go running he had all sorts of energy. 



I got Cedar's backpack ready and he waited patiently by the door for Susan to show up. I tried to tell him that she is never on time, but he wouldn't listen. 



I created a new 15 mile route for us at the north end of the park. The route starts down Firelane 7 to Trillium. Cedar was extra excited which showed in how much he was pulling me downhill. As soon as w…

Bullshit Mountain Traverse

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Our first day off to run in 2018 (Wednesday, 4 April), and I was thrilled. While on a family hike a month or two ago, I noticed a trail sign with some good distances on it. I looked them up when I got home, and discovered the Tarbell Trail-- a 24.75 mile loop in southwest Washington in the Silver Star Mountain and Grouse Mountain area. After lots of research, I was excited to have planned our first adventure since it's usually Ann who does the work.

Well now we know why that's the case. After a bunch of rescheduling, we finally settled on Wednesday, 4 April for our run. On Tuesday, Ann called the ranger station and was told that part of the trail was closed for logging and that there was also snow. Last-minute back-up plan: the Wilson River trail. It's a 22 mile point-to-point trail that's safe from snow, we've only run it twice, and it's been three years since we did the whole thing.