I'm taking it easy this weekend between my two 50k's, so the boys and I headed out to the Gorge for a hike. I picked a route starting at the Herman Creek trail head, up the steep Nick Eaton trail and back on the Groton Creek trail. The weather was mixed - no rain but a little chilly when the clouds hid the sun. We mostly hiked the 8ish mile route, but did about a mile or two of running downhill, which is always fun! Afterward we recovered with some pizza and beer (for the adults) in Cascade Locks. A great way to spend some family time on a recovery weekend. But so much for recovery....my glutes are on fire today. So good training too!
|The LG looks almost as tall as Marc in this photo!|
|2+ steep miles up, up, up|
|Enjoying a sun break while we can!|
|Fresh snow on the higher peaks|
|Can you find the teen?|
|Time to run!|