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Portland Urban Hike Day 8

Portland Urban Hike Day 8

Miles: 12.5 miles Starting: Grant Park Ending: Nob Hill Neighborhoods Visited: Grant Park,  Irvington, Steel Bridge, Old Town, Chinatown, Downtown, PSU, Goose Hollow, Southwest Hills, Burnside Bridge, Morrison Bridge, Nob Hill So…for the 1st time in 7 urban...
Trip Report Urban Hike Day 4

Trip Report Urban Hike Day 4

This was the day I was looking forward to the most—an extremified version of the classic Portland urban hike, the 4 T Trail—a ~4 mile hike that takes travelers via trolley, train, trail, and tram in a loop through the west side of the city. In addition to...
Portland Urban Hike Day 3

Portland Urban Hike Day 3

A cool thing about urban thru-hiking is how easy it is for your friends to join you along on a trip. This morning, my good friend Allgood and his four-legged friend Karluk met us in the morning as we walked through the beautiful iconic Mt. Tabor neighborhood. Portland...
Portland Urban Hike: Day 2

Portland Urban Hike: Day 2

Today seemed like the ultimate day of Portlandness—the expected, the unexpected, the tight community, the homelessness, the industrial, and nature.         Another highlight of the Southeast this morning was the Portland Pint Size Puppet Museum. It wasn’t open when we...
Portland Urban Hike Day 1

Portland Urban Hike Day 1

  Portland Hike: Day 1 Starting Point: The most southwest corner of Portland near PCC Sylvania End point: Sellwood near Oak Bottoms Mileage: 19.2 miles   Many locals don’t know how far south and west Portland City Limits actually goes. We started by Portland Community...
Portland Urban Hike: Day 0

Portland Urban Hike: Day 0

As I write this, I’m on a plane from Denver to Portland to begin a 210+ mile urban hike of the city of Portland. The Rose City has been my home away from home (and the trail) for the past few years and people have been telling me pretty much from the moment I started...
Sneak Peek at the new Altra Apparel Line

Sneak Peek at the new Altra Apparel Line

This week, my sponsor Altra Zero Drop shoes launched a brand new clothing line. Footwear companies having their own running clothes follows the footsteps (excuse the pun), of other running companies like Nike, Adidas, etc., but–just as with Altra’s...