It was a busy February with some warm beaches in Cuba and some cold trails and rivers in Washington. Read on for more…
The intention of going to Cuba was to escape the cold and gray winter days of the Pacific Northwest, to celebrate a big birthday, and to visit my mother and step-father who were living in old Havana.
We returned to snow snow and snow. After some cabin fever, the Sedro-Wolley Run looked like a good chance to get out and catch up with my friend Scotty.
Scotty and I originally signed up for the 50k; but we ended up walking and talking so much and decided that a half marathon made much more sense. Organized by another friend, Terry Sentinella, it was a really nice low key, old school run with a lot of familiar faces.
Paddling the White River
The end of February called for a little river adventure. Our friend Jessica Kelly and a new friend Nathanael Krancus invited us to come along for a little pack-rafting adventure on the White River north of Wenatchee, WA. We walked four miles up a snowy road with our rafts deflated and rolled up, tucked away in our packs. And then we drifted and paddled for the rest of the day down the wiggly river with its banks piled high with snow. Two log jams added slow-motion portages through the deep snow. All in all, a winter wonderland on the water and a great day.