Wednesday, November 30, 2011

(Video) Finding Oregon. Finding the West.

I came across this video today thanks to a post by the band, Orgone, and I really found it stunning.  It's a time lapse of landscapes all across Oregon, but I felt that it reached well beyond that and spoke to me, not just as a resident of the Pacific Northwest, but as someone with a broad attachment to the Western wild places.

And while there isn't a step of running in this video, if you've ever run the cirque of an Alpine lake or watched the Milky Way come to life on a nighttime run, you'll feel it's as much about ultrarunning as anything else.

Finding Oregon from Uncage the Soul Productions on Vimeo.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Summer B-Sides: The Almost-Lost Photos of Summer 2011

Over the past week, I ran a short photos series on the Run Junkie Twitter feed that highlights some of the frames I captured over the summer that didn't make it into my singletrack:photos portfolio or on to Run Junkie proper.  Until now. Since there's not perfect overlap between my Twitter followers and my regular blog readers, I thought I'd post them here as well.  Hope they have something to offer.

Summer B-Sides:
Brad and AJW () showing how it's done on Lanes Trail in Sun Valley: 

KB showing why it's called the high lonesome (Devils Bedstead West, Idaho):

Brownie leading the way on the Lake Creek Connector, showing us just how easy it can be: 

Brad and Tizz near the top of the Adams Gulch big loop, wondering where summer went:  

Opening it up descending down Harpers in early summer green (Sun Valley, Idaho): 

Cruising through the Snowyside notch leaving Twin Lakes behind (Sawtooth Wilderness, Idaho): 

KB working the "airy traverse" to the summit of Devils Bedstead West: 

Brad getting ready to parachute down to the headwaters of the East Fork of the Big Wood: