Spencer fitness ramble

Some days, a good fast fitness hike is the best medicine. A wet, cold May morning – no rain today, but yesterday so the forest was wet and slick, but very little mud. Headed out to TH by 6:30 and … Read More

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“Do not buy” – single use plastic abusers

Here’s the info from those data wonders at Statista, quote: “Published by┬áThe Mindaroo Foundation, The Plastic Waste Makers Index analyzed 1,000 factories to determine the companies producing the most single-use plastic waste. The research found that 20 companies were responsible … Read More

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Hardesty Mt – TH to TH

Hardesty Mountain is just spitting distance inside Willamette National Forest. The trail is a common training hike and a mountain biker challenge. I’ve hiked it a couple of times every year for the last several years … today’s was the … Read More

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Walking around town May 16, 2021

Around 80 degrees, sunny, a sunday afternoon with so much pent up cabin fever to burn off, the people were in the water and the flowers keep amazing me **reminder to open pics to view in higher quality, full size** … Read More

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Ridgeline Trail +

Another last minute plan change to a closer-in hike to limit the carbon price of the adventure. Ridgeline Trail is part of the Spencer Butte trail system or the inverse, and is heavily used at different times within 1 mile … Read More

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CA H2O- got your attention?

If this recent article from Grist, doesn’t get your attention about the implication of climate, water and human life … sigh Here are the salient points Quote 1: “From a rise overlooking the unusually low San Luis Reservoir, California Governor … Read More

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Mary’s Peak 2×2

After warmer weather and several weeks, another jaunt up and around Mary’s Peak was just the ticket this morning. Great clear weather for an early May Tuesday. Driving to the trailhead was a reminder of how rurally beautiful Oregon can … Read More

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Another test – Spencer 3x + Baldy

Had a calendar snafu last minute and a constraint popped in so travel wasn’t possible, and my hiking buddy had a leaky irrigation system … so Spencer Butte worked again, beautifully! The objective for the hike was to ascend Spencer … Read More

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Ridgeline e2e1up

Another unstable air day for a time-boxed hike on Ridgeline Trail (All Trails). For the time box, I wanted to be home, coffee-full and showered by 1pm; between enough light to see and that time constraint, it was up to … Read More

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Fog and mist

The gallery pics from yesterday’s Ridgeline hike are posted now The weather has been so kind this year so far … dry, hot, but could have been so much worse. I will keep going to the woods regardless …

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Ridgeline Trail 10-12-21

Another autumn day perfect for hiking – cold, crisp and clear (at least to start). To minimize carbon cost, Ridgeline Trail was the destination, a short 10 minute drive right outside Eugene. Left early to catch sunrise as usual though … Read More

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