Visiting Multnomah Falls

What’s a trip to Portland and the Columbia Gorge with Multnomah Falls? These falls aren’t the largest or widest, but they certainly are iconic. The view from the highway is good, but it is worth fighting the crowds to see it from the base and the bridge....
Lopez Island

Lopez Island

Since we’ve been married my wife has told me of this place on the Puget Sound that she visited once in her youth. She always made it sound magical. I wasn’t sure what stood out to her more, the trip up and back or the stay on the island. Well, we just...
Exploring Mt. Rainier National Park

Exploring Mt. Rainier National Park

A glorious and rainy day was spent in Mt. Rainier National Park. En route to Seattle we wanted to make the most of the adventure. We decided instead of the quicker trip up through Boise, Tri-Cities, and Snoqualmie, we would go up through Missoula down to Yakima and up...
Family Backpacking in the Uintahs

Family Backpacking in the Uintahs

One of my favorite places in Utah to spend hot summer days is two hours outside of Salt Lake City in the Uintah National Forest. Here we are able to escape the heat, get out of the smog, and commune with nature. Every year the crowds seem to get larger, but there are...
A Proud Day

A Proud Day

Today is the culmination of years of dedication and hard work has come to a successful close. Today we have the privilege as a family to celebrate the great accomplishments of my beloved bride. With all the time, scheduling and balancing she has done it. Leslie,...
Running Mendocino and the Coast

Running Mendocino and the Coast

About 10 days ago my wife decided to do another 50k to try to improve her overall UltraRunning Race Series ranking. Looking at the options we found this great little race on the Northern California coastline in the town of Mendocino. It is a first-year race –...
Spring Running

Spring Running

This time of year is such a great time. A wonderful ski season has wrapped up and the trails are drying out. The snow is melting off of the jagged peaks and they are starting to call. I am really excited to start running peaks again. It’s now that I can get up...

Antelope Canyon Modified 55k Race Report

Have you ever done anything crazy? Ever wanted to test your body and push the limits? Well I did this weekend. As if going for a long run wouldn’t be hard enough I signed up to do 34 miles in the Arizona desert. Ultra Adventures puts on some amazing races here in the...

Cross Training in Winter

If you are like me then you are feeling the cold, unforgiving winter conditions that tempt us to stay inside. While staying warm and cozy in the comfort of your own home seems appealing, it’s negatively affecting necessary training time to prime you for the spring and...
The Power of Focus to Achieve Your Dreams

The Power of Focus to Achieve Your Dreams

In society today there are so many different distractions that call for our attention. We have mundane tasks at work, mindless games on our phones, social networks and random cat videos on YouTube. With so much vying for our time and attention how do we find a sense...