|Cannon Beach Triple Stones!|
We flew into Portland and T-P picked us up in his Jeep. We drove out to his house in Scappoose, Oregon just outside of Portland and not to far from Forest Park, which is where the Trail Factor 50K takes place. I will discuss Forest Park more in depth when I talk about the race. The next morning Jess and I got up and hit the road. T-P is such a nice guy that he loaned us his Subaru for a few days to drive to Seattle! On the way to Seattle we drove out to Oregon's North Coast which is really an awesome thing to see. The beaches and the fog were representative of what I pictured the North Coast of Oregon to look like. We were on the beach where they filmed some scenes from the Goonies and we even went to their house in Astoria. In case you are wondering I did not do the truffle shuffle in the front yard! We went up the 164 steps to the top of the Astoria Column to get a great view of the coast and all the waterways. Then we made our way to Cory's house in Kirkland, Washington. We enjoyed some drinks on his rooftop deck overlooking Lake Washington. We did some epic hiking in Mount Rainier National Park and got to hang out in downtown Seattle at the famous Pikes Place Market and surrounding attractions. We capped the Seattle portion of our trip off with going to a Seattle Sounders soccer match and it was a lot of fun!
|Hiking in Mt. Rainier|
|Seattle Sounders Soccer!|
|All smiles before the race!|
|Race start..on to the trail!|
|Guy playing fiddle..he was rocking it out!|
|All done! Time for burgers and beer!|