Salmonberry Railroad

What a fun trip!

My new pal Sarah and I went to the Tillamook forest to explore. We came across a closed railroad and trail called the Salmonberry.

If you take Highway 6 along the Wilson River you can hit some pretty rad trails to run. We hit Gales and University on day one, only about 8 miles or so.

The first night we didn’t get camp setup until it was dark. We were too busy driving this ridiculous road, Tin Shack Road. I’ve driven a lot of logging roads but this was a bad one. Washboard, digouts, slides, etc. It was just bad. It took a lot longer then I thought it would. We did get to see an amazing sunset though.

The sunset made the road worth it.

Camp was fun. Sarah is an easy person to camp with. We made rice with avocado for dinner. It was tasty.

The next day we ran the closed railroad. That was an interesting experience. That railroad is quite overgrown.

Believe it or not that’s a spot that wasn’t very overgrown. Many spots we were hitting branches and vines out of our faces. Our legs were somewhat cut up.

Overall it was a very fun second date with Sarah.

Truck Status and Work Status

So, first my truck. My $500 truck.

I replaced the radiator with a new one. Tomorrow I’ll be replacing the plugs, plug wires, cap and rotor, belt, and oil filter. I’m also going to do the timing on my way back to Oregon.

Overall the truck is doing well. I don’t think I managed to damage the head or the head gasket when it over heated so I got off pretty lucky there.

And now my work status. I ordered a new laptop to do video editing and such. This will be the first real computer I’ve really ever had, serious. This is a big step forward in my goal to make trail videos. I believe that for now my galaxy s6 can make decent trail videos and I’m looking into a DJI Phone Gimble or possibly a DJI Osmo 4k. There’s a bit of a price difference. It’s the camera that Jamil Coury uses for Run Steep stuff.

I got a tent to supplement my hammock as well. I’ll need to buy a camping pad, although I’ll be getting a free air mattress from Matt here at camp.

Thanks.

Sherman Loop

So Chard and I drove something like 50 miles to go run Sherman Loop east of Republic, Washington. It was totally worth it.

Now onto the photos!