It's been a fun summer. Much running was had in the alpine, as well as near home. Good times, and new training tools! Have really been enjoying the TomTom Spark Cardio + Music GPS Fitness Watch this season. Check out my new review HERE
Check out my article on fastpacking, fastpacking gear and an interview with UltraPedestrian Ras in this month's Trail Runner Magazine. Digital version can be viewed HERE
One of the better online tutorials I've seen, explaining how to use your iPhone as a fully-functional GPS unit when in the backcountry. Check it out on this Hyperlite Mountain Gear page
Happy to have contributed to this recent article in Outdoors NW Magazine - the 'Benefits of Trail Running.' While some of the benefits are named, I have to say, I think we barely scratched the surface.
Feeling inspired, but mostly awestruck this morning, having just read that Gary Robbins shattered the old Wonderland Trail FKT record yesterday. Broke it by two entire hours. Finishing time: 18:52. And in high heat no less...
In case you missed it, two guys just completed the first ever winter thru-hike of the PCT. Click the image for the story.
Curious where the most and least traveled trails are around you? Strava just released a new interactive heat map. Check it out HERE. Below is a heat map screenshot of the Issaquah ('Issy') Alps, which is where I train during the week.
I appreciate readers who have come back to this site looking for old gear reviews or articles. Unfortunately, my previous blog was hacked early in 2015 - almost one hundred trail running gear reviews were destroyed by the malicious hacking. We tried recovering the data, but were unsuccessful in the attempt. In response, I've moved my blog away from WordPress and now have what promises to be a safer and more integrated site here on Squarespace. My apologies for any inconvenience.