Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Hood River, Oregon

June 19, 2010 was my first official day as a Hood River resident and in the last two days I've done more than I usually would have one week in Eugene. It feels good to be back to an active lifestyle. A couple years in Eugene had me going crazy!

Sunday we hit up what was probably the last run of the Upper Wind for the season.

Zach Collier, Will, and Jesse Becker enjoying the Upper Wind

All Smiles!

Monday evening, after a productive day of job hunting and textbook buying, Jesse and I met up with our friend Tim Thornton for a bike ride up at Knebal Springs. The ride is a 9-mile loop with a fairly long 3-pitch climb, followed by the smoothest, tackiest, flowy singletrack descent, and a short but steep climb back up to the car. We didn't see one other person on the trail...

Tim and Jesse at the top of the climb

Ol' Blackie takin' a rest

Before starting the climb back up to the car

Beautiful views!

Tim, Taylor and Jesse

We're off for a paddle this evening! It's so nice to be active again!