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September 26, 2009

G-20 in Pittsburgh

Yesterday morning I rode around Pittsburgh's Oakland neighborhood and saw police and protesters gearing up for another day. Thursday there were some clashes on the streets between police and folks protesting the G-20 meeting here. Obama and other world leaders were in town for two days to discuss the world economy. Unlike Thursday, Friday's march was permitted.

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September 10, 2009

Around Mt. Hood on the Timberline trail

Two years ago on 07/07/07 I did my first circumnav of a local volcano when Scott and I ran/hiked around Mt. St. Helens in a day, with Sam too! Later that summer we also ran around Mt. Adams in a day. Yesterday on 09/09/09 I circumnavigated Mt. Hood on the Timberline trail in fifteen hours. Even though the trail needs plenty of maintenance it is the most established of the three. St. Helens had washout after washout, Adams doesn't have a trail on the Yakima Nation land on the east side, but Hood is also the longest at forty-one miles and has lots of elevation gain and some tricky navigation at the river crossings. The trail is officially closed at the Eliot Branch washout but it is possible to get around although it's a bit of a slog. All in all an amazing day.

Around Mt. Hood on the Timberline trail

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Posted by Dave at 09:40 AM |