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The view from the top of Mt. Pisgah as I headed down towards the east entrance. The cloud deck was low, the green was spectacular and people were few this morning. All in all a good day for a run.

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The good rain – my watch after a run on Earthday. The run was warm and calming and just what I needed – 

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Below are some images from the Jefferson Wilderness Area, formerly just Jefferson National Forest. My daughter and I hiked here this past weekend to see where my father worked as a fire lookout back in the summer of 1947. He is in the top left photo and his cabin and the lake are also there, too. The cabin and the lookout that was at the top of Grizzly Peak are no longer there, but the area looks very much the same as when he was there 76 years ago.

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted anything – here’s the mighty Willamette River in flood stage after several days of hard rain, something rare for our area. The dams upriver needed some relief and expansive clay soils get saturated so you end up with this. This is near campus, from the river that leads you to the ball stadiums and Pre’s Trail (the most famous of the running trails we have here) . . I hope to update this more regularly once again. We’ll see. Hope Spring is treating folks well –

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“In our modern lifestyle we are not runners anymore. So we are basically disconnected from what we previously had to do. Most of us are out of shape and we don’t have to run for our hamburger or our dinner. But deep down we are still all runners and so our minds, as much as our muscles are part of this running phenotype.”