This is a very rough drawing of the route. I’ll be starting in Chicago and following ACA route Chicago/New York to Indianapolis, then making my way to Cincinnati to pick up the Ohio to Erie bike trail to Cleveland. From there, I’ll head west back to Chicago. I’ll mostly be camping with a few hotels and a few WarmShowers along the way. Want to join me for any section? See contact page and let me know!
I shared a rented house in Bend for a week near the end of 2021 and once we got over the pass on that incredibly stormy day, the weather was clear but oh so cold. It was really nice to have a large, quiet home to stay in, with a garage! We skied a few days at Virginia Meissner Nordic area with beautifully groomed trails, a nice new warming building, and lots of people! We did a bit of hiking also.
Got my new Eddyline Sitka kayak wet for the first time – christening ceremony forthcoming. We paddled up Salmon Creek, which is very high this time of year, making for lots of options. Did a little garbage pick up and came across Wilson’s big brother. This only makes sense if you know the movie Castaway.
A group of us picked the perfect day to hike the Tilly Jane trail near Mt Hood. The views, as you can see in the photos, were endless.
Upping my running mileage this winter, with a target of 50K Ultra in late summer.