Bear Canyon

Wandering

Wednesday Morning. My people skills are not great. It doesn’t take much for me to feel like I am under assault. People …

Sandstone, mile 30

Coyote Backbone 68 Miler

I set up camp at the finish line the day before. Full moon, in my tent at the finish line at LA …

Scree, mile 18

Calico 50K, 2014

The race begins with a two mile or so gentle downhill, and then there’s about 16 miles of gradual uphill. I don’t …

Rim Trail

North Side of Mount Wilson

The sun was setting as I approached Mt. Wilson on the last stretch of trail. By the time I reached the top, …

Train tracks, Austin Tx 1980

Buffalo Gets Evicted

This morning I took a run along the Lower Arroyo Trail. There’s a guy who lives under the San Pascual bridge, near …

My father, Pure Oil.

Freight Train

When I was a little kid I had a thing about trains. Canada is a big place, and the Canadian Pacific went …

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The First Week of Winter

It’s the first week of winter here in Los Angeles. That means something completely different than it means if you are from, …

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Gimp Shoes

When I was a little kid, I had gimp shoes. I had managed, somehow, to tear my Achilles tendon, and so the …

Olive Motel

Bright Lights, Big City

I’ve been spending a lot of time in the city lately. A project I’ve been working on for years is suddenly racing …

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Urban Trail Running

Straight out my door, across Figueroa and a few blocks down, past old cars and even older houses, and I hit the …

Pacific Crest Trail heading down to Sulpher Springs Road

Triple Digits Lonely

3 PTS TO MT. HILLYER. 6.36 miles, from mile 42.72 to 49.08, elevation just below 6,000 feet. The middle of the AC100 …

Sioux Teepee, by Karl Bordmer, 1833

Pre Race Jitters

I cannot find my Rocky Road long sleeved tech shirt, or my Outdoor Research cap. Not only is it my most comfortable …