Does this crew look ready to run or what?

Playing Catchup

What I’ve been up to in the Northwest June 1st – July 10th: High Divide Trail Olympic National Park Adventure Run 26m Joined up with Brandi Garcia. We ran from Boulder Creek Camp over Appleton Pass and up the high divide trail to Bogachiel  Peak and back. Lousy weather. Thank you Mary for the amazing dinner.   Glacier
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Melanchi Village

And the earth moved…

My last real post was six months ago – about the Annapurna Trail Race and my attempt to set a fastest known time. When I wrote that – I was in the midst of trying to ‘settle down’ – collaborating on research projects at UW, finishing papers, making a pay check, getting my life back
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The Annapurna Circuit: Going round and round.

Hour 62:  I’ve been running, walking, stumbling for the past 62 hours and it has been 19 since my last nap – 2 hours of blessed downtime wrapped up in dirty blankets in a lodge in Muktinath.  My body is shot. the longest I ever pushed before was about 35 hours on Everest a few years back.
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Mount Hood Mashup: Climbing and slogging around the beast. 32:56

Matching jackets and head lamps with Matt Palilla Half way down after a successful summit. I lived in Oregon from 1998-2004 while going to grad school and working on my dissertation. Most of this was in the Willamette Valley. At times, I would catch views of the Cascade Mountains and feel twinges of regret. In
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Making tracks – The Great Himalaya Trail

I am way overdue for a post about the Great Himalaya Trail (GHT), the so called  ‘holy grail of trails’ or the ‘trail to rule them all’. And yep, it was all of that. When I got back to Seattle in July and sat down at my desk, it was as if I never left. The
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Heading Out – The Great Himalayan Traverse

I run down the street and catch my reflection in the window of the Seattle coffee shop, momentarily startled thinking it is another runner on my heals. Hipsters inside are slouched in front of their laptops, lattes in hand and knit caps pulled down low. My reflection moves by and so do I, trying to
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Dog days in Thailand and getting grimy in Nepal.

Being a dork at Cascade Crest 100m With David Hughes. I hope this finds everyone well, enjoying the holidays and looking forward to another great year. I’m having fun planning new treks, runs, and climbs on Kilimanjaro and in Nepal. Hope you can join me for an adventure. This year was particularly rich in trail running, especially
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Manaslu Mountain Trail Race Report 2013: Literally Bonking

Warning, this post has blood and a weird mixture of bragging and self-deprecating tendencies.  So you might just want to switch to the online photo album instead where it is a little more muted. Bad idea at the end of Deception Pass 50k. When I fail, it is usually with astonishing stupidity. If we forget
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Prepping for Manaslu Mtn Race and Trekking to Everest Base Camp

Now that is a mountain. Pic courtesy It is funny you know, how quickly time passes and how memories begin to fade away. But next week should bring new ones. Hopefully ones that stick around. Monday will find me on a bumpy bus ride to the village of Arughat, and by Tuesday I will be
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Real time Satelite Tracking with the Delorme SE 2-way communicator

Real-time tracking devices have a lot of features for integration into blog pages and social media platforms. However what works in theory, may not always work in practice. Here I attempt to do various things with the Delorme SE 2-way Communicator. This is not a review on the device so far (which I like a
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