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I love to hike! Long before I was a runner, I was an avid hiker. I spent several formative years living in Germany, and had the opportunity to climb many mountains with my parents and sister. Later, we moved to New York State and my Dad continued to expand our hiking opportunities with great Adirondack hikes.

When my sister moved to Oregon, I discovered the most amazing landscape in the central Oregon Cascades. Over the years, we've enjoyed many family adventures on our visits to see her.

We have a wonderful photographic record of our trips, and in this section, I'll add narrative to preserve our stories.

  • August 29, 2018

    Hamilton Mountain

    This was my first ever hike with Sarah's dog, Quiggly. I'd just met him for the first time a few days prior and she suggested that he might enjoy our hike up Hamilton Mountain in Washington.
  • August 28, 2018

    Elk Meadows to Gnarl Ridge

    After buying Elizabeth some brand new trail shoes from Road Runner Sports in Portland she was good to go for our hike the 2nd day. After reading a lot of hike descriptions we settled on Elk Meadows to Gnarl Ridge.
  • August 27, 2018

    Kings Mountain

    After arriving in Portland for our 2018 summer trip we considered heading out to the coast on the first day. It was a day that we couldn't really hike because we weren't checked into our Air BnB and we thought it would be fun to see Haystack rock.

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