This blog going forward

I’ve had this website/domain/blog for a couple years now and I really don’t know what it’s for.

I don’t post consistently enough to really call it a blog. I don’t post long enough articles for it to be all that informative. I don’t post photos in an easy to digest way most of the time. So whatever I’ve tried in the past hasn’t worked. I’m going to be reworking this website and setting out a few new criteria for it.

The first thing I’ll be trying to do is simply posting more often. I’ll be doing a “Weekly Review” every Sunday or Monday. These reviews will be about my runs, long hikes, adventures in general. The content of these reviews will be a lot of numbers, progress, how I felt during some sections of each run, etc. These are partly to inform others and somewhat so I can go back to review for myself.

Next I’ll be posting more photos and hopefully in an easier to view way. I’m looking through gallery plugins right now so I can find something that’s easy for me to use and easy for y’all as well. The issue in the past is that a lot of plugins I’ve used haven’t integrated very well. They’re clunky and don’t fit into the site. I’m going to fix this.

Along with more photos will be more content about what I’m doing in general. I’ve been cooking and baking quite a lot again lately so there will be photos of that. Possibly recipes but don’t count on those. I’m really bad about recording my recipes because I don’t often follow them all that well.

Things I won’t be posting about are personal such as work or relationships.

Don’t ever expect to see advertisements on this site unless someone decides to sponsor me. Even then it would be a very small not obtrusive ad somewhere on the sidebar or footer of the site.

For everyone that’s been coming to the site regularly, all like 10 of you, thank you! I appreciate it and I’ll be working to make visiting this site more enjoyable and hopefully educational for everyone.

Stay tuned! For now here’s a picture of some bread I made last night.

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.