ADVENTURETELLING IN ALPINISM
Orcas Island 50k 2016

Orcas Island 50k 2016

The smiles were never forced and rarely forgotten, although once 18 miles were under my belt I found that they had to be at times forcefully remembered. Despite the hurt and blur of it all these middle miles were likely the most notable, because it was here I pushed through the drawl of weaknesses revealed. The incredible doses of elevation proved both climbing and falling to be strong suits of mine—I was even deemed Strider during this race as a result—resumed running, however, is where my legs turned to jello and fault was found.

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PROSPECTS:

TRAIL RUNNING

Home to hundreds of trails suitable to alpinists in training, the Columbia River Gorge offers easy to demanding challenges to residents of Portland and the PNW.

NORTHERN EXPOSURE

Exploring Oregon’s cascade volcanoes one north face at a time. The off season in particular yields stunning beauty, solitude and often untouched terrain, if not brutal conditions.

OREGON'S HIGHEST

To summit the one hundred highest peaks of Oregon is a feat that few, three I believe, have ever accomplished. The sum total of their diversity is unparalleled in our nation.

SOCIAL GALLERY:

 Tyler Green cruising past Dog Mountain on his way to Augspurger Mountain earlier this morning. After setting the FKT on the Wildwood trail only three days ago, he still had plenty of energy for this 15 miler with 6800ft of elevation gain. The guys an inspiration for sure! #runhighs #thegorgehasteeth #columbiarivergorge #dogmountain #runnersofthewild  The trail is not where it seems. #runhighs #thegorgehasteeth #pnw  The Gorge 100k I had a great time sweeping the course alongside Ben and Val, and the near midnight finish wasn't too bad, either . . #gorge100k #columbiarivergorge #trailrunning #runhighs
 Homestead Cowboy Run: Bring your cowboy hat, because there ain't a lick of shade on this one. The Deschutes river trail was once an old railroad, but it's funding went dry before completion. Eleven miles out lies this old relic of a home, but who lived there remains a mystery. #runhighs #niketrailrunning #heattraining #pnw  This is running free — Angel's/Devils Loop #runhighs #thegorgehasteeth  Gorge 100k - I'm excited for this guy's big run tomorrow! @narrowgreenarrow . . #gorge100k #thegorgehasteeth #columbiarivergorge #runhighs
 National Day of Norway Remembering treks high above the #storfjorden and #geirangerfjord in #sunnmøre and continually feeling grateful for receiving immeasurable favor and kindness from those we met along the way. Special thanks to my relatives the Hystad's, @thomas_prichard and especially @jacucoffeeroastery !!! #norway  Rest Early Tonight: With the Tillamook Burn 50 on the horizon, and a feverish cold [hopefully] packing its bags in the opposite direction, I cannot help but begin to feel excited once more. . . #runhighs #runtheburn #tillamookburn #trailrunning #pnw  My favorite trillium in forest park, Old Trusty, I call 'm. . #runhighs #forestpark #wildwood #trailrunning
 Like the early days. #runhighs  Super Day for all the Gorge 50k runners today! Yesterday's sweep of the 100k was awesome, and I finally got to experience the course for myself. This photo was taken just prior to breaking out the headlamps. I'm looking forward to next year's race. #runhighs #columbiarivergorge #gorge100k #gorge50k #trailrunning #thegorgehasteeth  Wesley Randolph Eader is a very talented singer, songwriter, and poet. I finished a simple music video of him this week, and, as it would happen, got this photo back today from a roll of film that's nearly two years old.

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ad•ven•ture
noun

1 a : an undertaking usually involving danger and unknown risks
b : the encountering of risks <the spirit of adventure>
2 : an exciting or remarkable experience

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