The Pacific Northwest is full of Mount Washingtons. I spent time on the Snoqualmie area’s Mount Washington last weekend. With all the road training I’ve been doing the past few months, I was really itching for some climbing, technical trails, views, and quiet. This run did not disappoint! (more…)
I’ve always been a little reluctant to run in the North Cascades. It’s a drive from Seattle; I generally don’t like to spend more time driving to and from the run than I’ll spend running. Plus, the I-90 corridor has so many amazing trails “just up the road” from me. Luke swears by the North Cascades, though. I made a half-hearted attempt to convince him to run some of Section I of the PCT, but he threw out some other options that just sounded too interesting. The winner ended up being a river valley run up the Seattle River Trail. And a winner it definitely was! (more…)
Winter never really got here this year. The warm, dry weather has left lots of high elevation bare, so Luke, Ben, and I headed out towards the Mt St Helens blast zone last weekend to run among the broken trees and exposed, dusty trails. It was my first time so close to the old volcano – and it was a sight, for sure! (more…)
Rattlesnake Mountain. Well-know to most Seattle-area trail runners. It’s a great playground for trail runners of any ability. For beginners, the simplicity of the route (no intersections with other trails) makes it unintimidating. For the advanced, the climbing involved makes it a great place to do work. On this New Years Eve, I was just there for the snow.
When I travel, I run. Because: a) It’s my preferred method to get over jet-lag, b) I get to see way more of a place than walking, and c) I’m always trying to be a better runner. This Hong Kong trip had me really excited, as the city is packed full of trails. One of the most notable is on Hong Kong Island: The Hong Kong Trail. (more…)