I did pretty well at keeping up my trail running mileage until mid December when I sort of lost momentum and it became a battle to go anywhere so now I sweat my first trail race in 20 plus years, coming in March.
My winter play this year was minimal with a week in Bend, some skiing and hiking. In contrast to last year when it was in the teens and windy most days, this year was in the 40’s and rain. Hiked to Paulina Lake on a beautiful mostly sunny day.
Back in Washington state, I explored Lake Sylvia and Montesano Forest. A great network of trails begging to be explored.
Planning for 2023!
After considering several options, I settled on Scotland for my international trip, cycling again with Bicycle Adventures. I’ll also be doing a week of supported road riding in southern Oregon. Next will be the Big Bicycle Tour, starting in Philadelphia, I’ll follow the GAP and C&O routes to Washington DC, then cobble together a route from there to near Raleigh North Carolina, pack Stanley in his case, and return home to think about what’s on tap for 2024. I welcome any routing tips for this trip; use the "contact" to reach out, or post a comment.
More for 2023 includes WTA trail work and a few backpacking adventures. Stay tuned for more fun and yet unknown stuff on the Gypsearoad!