Posts from the “eugene” Category

Wildfire smoke :-(

Posted on October 8, 2022

These snaps likely don’t capture it, but this year has, once again, had an end-of-summer and start-of-fall season full of wildfire smoke. There’s a fire east of us a bit near Waldo Lake, and when the air pressure systems set up just so, the winds from the east funnel the smoke into our valley. Granted, this valley goes from just south of Eugene up to Portland, but we often get the smoke from the wildfires. It gets old and is frustrating, and for a person who is from Seattle, I miss rain at this point. The forecast is for continued dryness all week, too. The hill in the distance is slightly obscured by the smoke:   The other hill slightly east of us: Normally,…


Posted on September 25, 2022

On my long run on Saturday I snapped these couple of photos: The first is from the top of Mount Baldy, looking east towards the mountains known as The Sisters. The second is the looming tower at the corner on the new Hayward Field track & field venue in town. The outer material of this is metal and the images are created by holes in the metal. The runner who made Eugene famous, Steve Prefontaine, is the image seen here.

The Long Run . . . .

Posted on April 3, 2021

I ran today – a good long run – I was out for 16 miles. I’ve been doing the RunHub store’s training program for the Eugene Marathon / Half Marathon (I’m in the Half group). Today was our longest run before race day, the 25th of April. It was a beautiful morning to be out, the town FULL of runners, including many college running teams in town for the first Track & Field meet at the new Hayward Field. When they pass me, it feels like I am walking. They are good. I stopped and snapped this shot near my turnaround point near Dorris Ranch park. Lovely trail & lovely spot. I finished my run at the Provisions coffee shop near home, so I…