Thursday, December 31, 2015

2015 moments

I'm definitely not immune to reviewing the last 12 calendar months and reflecting on adventures completed, routes unfinished and being appreciative for the people I get to spend time with in some of the most beautiful places in the Pacific Northwest. With the poor snowpack last winter, 2015 adventures pretty much rolled on from 2014 without too much of a break...

JANUARY: Stetattle Ridge with Dave, one of my favorite places in the state...
FEBRUARY: Ben invited me for a winter loop of the Loowit Trail on foot; a testament to how "bad" last winter was
MARCH: A fun trip down to the Columbia River Gorge with a good group of adventure buddies
APRIL: A hot Yakima 50k; the only real race I ran in 2015
MAY: After doing a point-to-point traverse of the North Unit of NCNP in 2014, a traverse of the South Unit had to be done
JUNE: The Pasayten Wilderness 8 x 8,000' route gone wrong! Hot. Hot. Hot.
JULY: The Glacier Peak 100+ circumnavigation with Ben; a true dream come true
AUGUST: Mt. Daniel circumnavigation with Sir Hikes; some solid adventuring
SEPTEMBER: Mt. Rainier's Wonderland Trail, solo and unsupported in 26:36; probably my best athletic performance in ultra distance racing/adventures
OCTOBER: A wonderful week of adventures in Nevada, with Ben (Toiyabe Crest Trail, Great Basin National Park,       Ruby Crest Trail
NOVEMBER: Two trips to the Teanaway, including a fun ridge loop summiting Miller Peak
DECEMBER: Third-annual Winter Solstice group run; thanks to all the guys for making this a great tradition 
Now, routes for 2016 are being mapped in Caltopo and a real training plan to get strong for summer started this week...I can't wait!


  1. Hard to imagine topping 2015, but somehow I think you can. Glad to have joined you for March, April & December's adventures. Hope to increase that in 2016.

  2. If there's any adventures planned for central Washington, I'd love to join! I'll be doing my annual Enchantments traverse and, if possible, Snoqualmie to Stevens on the PCT in October if everything works out.