Pre-race briefing

Ron Herzog 50k Run (‘Tanks a lot!’)

It was a very good weekend.  This was my second time running the Ron Herzog 50k memorial run and also my first long run since Angel’s Staircase 50k back in mid-August. At first glance, it is not that appealing a run – it starts out with almost 8 miles of gradual uphill on forest roads
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Annapurna Circuit Recap

How to write up ~10 days fast-packing the Annapurna Circuit? One strategy was to wait for Scotty to post his story. After being back in the states for a few weeks, this worked! Scotty’s post is a much better narrative than what I can cobble together here. Scotty has a better memory, took more notes,
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Changing Adventures – Nepal

Trying to wrap up one adventure and start another one here.  This post marks the tail  end of 23 days with 14 undergraduates from University of Washington. We just finished a 16 trek to Annapurna Base Camp deep in the Annapurna Sanctuary. Next up? A fast hike (run?) around the sanctuary with two friends from
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Annapurna Base Camp

Annapurna Base Camp

Just a short note here to say all is well. We had a beautiful walk yesterday up the valley toward Machhapuchhre Base Camp which is almost 12,000ft. We are now deep in the Annapurna Sanctuary. Great views of the mountain itself along the way (it translates loosely as ‘Fish Tail’ mountain and it has a
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Annapurna Sanctuary Check-in

Annapurna Sanctuary Check-in

Just a quick note from deep in the Annapurna Sanctuary. Should be at Base Camp in a couple days. 14 undergrad students are doing great! More later – using sat phone now so keeping this short. Ciao!

Kelly breaking out above treeline

Angel’s Staircase 50k Run

Another great run directed by James Varner from Rain Shadow Running. Kelly and I signed up a couple weeks ago, knowing it would be a bit of a suffer-fest because neither one of us has done any significant running since the Beacon Rock 50k almost two months ago. But it was too good to resist
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Matt took us on a 5 miler above the city - beautiful trails and views

Peru! Cordillera Blanca Trek, Part III of III

July 18, 2011 Seth
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It’s now August 4th, but I will backdate this to July 17th once I get it posted as that is when Kelly sent out the email update below.  Much thanks to her for the write-up, as well as managing/planning virtually the entire trek as I tried to keep up with some ongoing work email/projects. And
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Hitching a ride on back of truck to trail head

Peru! Machu Picchu, Part II of III.

It’s now August 3rd, but I will backdate this to 7/8 once I get it posted as that is when Kelly sent out the email update below. I’ve moved the disgusting ‘losing a toe nail post’ to the May archives since that is when most of it occurred and it shouldn’t be posted on top of fun times
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Lima - socked in!

Settling in to Peru, Part I of III

June 29, 2011 Seth
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It’s really August 1st, but I will backdate this to 6/29 once I get it posted. Kelly and I returned from Peru a little over a week ago. What a privilege to be in the the middle of the two highest mountain ranges in the world in such a short span of time. I have a full
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Talking runnin' -  night before at Beacon Rock State Campground

Beacon Rock 50k Run

Been meaning to write this post for a good 6 weeks or so. I’m way behind on posting, having spent most of the last month exploring the Andes with Kelly in Peru (will catch up on those posts soon!). Another great run organizing by James Varner of  www.rainshadowrunning.com. on 6/12 (even through this was written
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