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Training Log Archive: Lori

In the 7 days ending Aug 19:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Hiking6 17:00:00 45.5(22:25) 73.22(13:56) 4280
  Total6 17:00:00 45.5(22:25) 73.22(13:56) 4280

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Saturday Aug 19 #

Hiking 3:30:00 [3] 10.0 mi (21:00 / mi) +1000m 16:01 / mi
shoes: Sacony Xodus

Hiking Black Butte with Sam, Jake, Nicky, and Presto!

Thursday Aug 17 #

Hiking 2:00:00 [3] 3.9 mi (30:46 / mi) +430m 22:55 / mi
shoes: Sacony Xodus

Hiking Mt. Tumalo with Sam, Presto, and my parents!

Wednesday Aug 16 #

Hiking 2:00:00 [3] 5.4 mi (22:13 / mi) +350m 18:30 / mi
shoes: Sacony Xodus

Hiking Little Belknap Crater with Sam, Presto, and my parents!

Tuesday Aug 15 #

Hiking 2:30:00 [3] 8.2 mi (18:18 / mi) +400m 15:53 / mi
shoes: Sacony Xodus

Hiking Scott Mountain with Sam and Presto!

Monday Aug 14 #

Hiking 3:00:00 [3] 8.0 mi (22:30 / mi) +900m 16:40 / mi
shoes: Sacony Xodus

Hiking up Mt. Bailey with Sam and Presto!

We camped at Diamond Lake last night, which is very close to Crater Lake. It was ridiculously smokey from the two fires around Crater Lake when we arrived. We were sort of debating just scooting along to find somewhere less smokey, but it cleared a bit overnight, and we decided to hike Mt Bailey, which was supposed to have some really awesome views of Mt Thielsen.

We parked at a fairly sketchy trailhead and then hiked through a nice forest. After 3 miles or so, the volcano-ness of the mountain started to become extremely evident and we eventually came around to an awesome crater. We reached the false summit, which did indeed have really awesome views of Mt. Theilsen, Crater Lake, and the forest fires around Crater Lake, and then noticed another forest fire. A really close forest fire. A perhaps too close forest fire.

This forest fire wasn't on any of the maps that had been posted around Diamond Lake, so after some brief debating I called 911. I can only hope that the fact that I wasn't in any immediate danger made them slower to respond to my call because they spent like 5 minutes trying to figure out if I had reached the 911 dispatch of the correct county and then maybe another 5 minutes transferring me to the correct county once they realized that I was not actually in their county. Eventually I explained where the fire was, and they said that they weren't sure but that they thought it was a new one.

The summit was tantalizingly close, but since the fire was also tantalizingly close, we decided discretion was the better part of valor and scurried on down the mountain. The forest was decidedly more smokey on the way down than it had been on the way up. Luckily, we made it safely to the car. We had time for a quick dip in Diamond Lake before driving on up to our eclipse path campsite on Suttle Lake.

Sunday Aug 13 #

Hiking 4:00:00 [3] 10.0 mi (24:00 / mi) +1200m 17:29 / mi
shoes: Sacony Xodus

Hiking up Mt. McLoughlin with Sam and Presto!

After a night of camping, I'm actually starting to feel like I'm on vacation :-). We decided to head to the highest peak in southern Oregon, which claimed to be a walk-up with scrambling. The trail started out as a nice, gentle uphill stroll through some pretty nice woods for the first few miles. Then it decided it had had enough with this gradual stuff, and just turned directly uphill. I guess that's what happens with volcanoes... It was quite rocky and felt a little like NH, what with the rockiness and the fact that there was a slight amount of detectable humidity in the air. We made it above the treeline after a few hours and took a quick break for lunch.

The trail got significantly more difficult after lunch with lots of scree pumice-y stuff slipping around, lots of rocks to climb over, and minimal clarity as to where the trail was. There were lots of warnings not to detour off the ridge (apparently lots of people get lost that way) and to keep 4 mile lake in sight, but that was only sort of what the trail seemed to do. Presto got kind of stubbornly annoyed during this section of the hike and clearly was ready to turn around and go back down, but with a bit of coaxing, he made it up to a really spectacular summit.

The view would have been truly awesome if there had been less smoke. As it was, we could see Shasta off in the distance and the forest fires around Crater Lake. We met some people at the top who knew someone that used to be a grad student in my department, which was hilarious. They also gave us some cheese, which was spectacular. And then we trouped back down the mountain. Really awesome day!

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