By Patrick Fink on May 17, 2013
I took a run up Ruckel Ridge this afternoon against the impending threat of rain. Run is a relative word, because the train rises so steeply that it is often faster and more economical to power-scramble on all fours. The trail gains about 3700′ over the first 4.5 miles of…
By Patrick Fink on May 13, 2013
These past few weeks have been crazy. Nevertheless, I’ve been trying to stick to sneaking in a few longs runs each week to prepare for the 50k that I signed up for months ago and which now looms in the near future. The Columbia River Gorge is a trail-runner’s paradise,…
By Patrick Fink on May 06, 2013
We’re proud to announce that that American Alpine Club has honored our dream with a grant, choosing our expedition from among many in this year’s “Live Your Dream” pool. We plan to link the three local cascades volcanoes under human power in an attempt to rediscover and highlight the possibilities…
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