19 August 2013

The Wallowa Mountains

I love these mountains.

My buddy, Buzz, and I went this past weekend for a big run. We ran up to Ice Lake and then grunted/climbed from there up to Matterhorn, the second highest peak in the Wallowas.

At 21.5 miles and over 6,000' of elevation gain, it was easily my longest outing since March. This is very good news. My recovery has been slow and gradual, but so far it seems that the patience is paying off. The Achilles finally feels strong enough to handle some longer stuff like this. I don't feel like I'm out of the woods yet, but it's getting close.

Here are some of the scenes from our run. Not a bad place, huh?


  1. Wow, beautiful! I would love it out there :)

  2. That looks really beautiful and painfully steep.

  3. Stunning pictures. That's amazing scenery and tough running!

    1. Thanks, Liz. It's hard to find a better place than this to run.

  4. I am a trail runner and ultramarathoner who currently lives in the San Francisco Bay area, which is an absolute paradise for trail runners.
    I am accepting a job in Walla Walla, WA and would love to know what other places in the area you would recommend for long trail runs ( 20+ miles).
    I loved your videos of the Wallowas. What type of camera/video do you use? And what ultras in the area do you recommend?
    Beatrice Song