this weekend is labor day weekend and friday is my 33rd birthday. friday me and
another september 3rd are throwing ourselves a really really fun party(see
details below). and saturday, sunday and monday i'm organizing trail runs in the
north cascades including an over night stay at a cabin in stehekin at the head
of lake chelan(the cabin will have beds with sheets and blankets and
a kitchen and there's small grocery store and restaurant there so we won't need
to run with any thing other than our normal running stuff). there will be
limited space in the cabin so please RSVP ASAP
here are the brief details for the run: sat in the crater mountain/jackita
ridge/devils dome area there are options for an out and back run of either 9,
14, 20-30 miles or there's 43mile loop option-- i'll probably do something
14-20ish since i'll be recovering from the party;
car camp saturday nite;
sun 14 or 24 mile rainy pass to stehekin-- i'll probably do the 24 mile option
which goes over rainbow pass. the 14 mile option takes the pct the whole way and
then a shuttle bus to the cabin;
stay in a cabin at stehekin sunday nite;
mon 34 miles stehekin to colonial creek camp via park creek pass. 34 miles is
the only option unless you want to do more in which case you could run the road
to the trailhead instead of taking the shuttle. if you really need a shorter
option out you could go from stehekin to twisp river rd if you had a car waiting
there for you there.
This party is to celebrate Sarah Fox-Skutley and James Varner's birthday (and
all other valley virgos!). We'll provide all the beer for the Wild Goose Chase
and maragaritas and beer for the BBQ and dance party. We'll also provide a hot
grill and a bunch of side dishes. You bring your meat(or not meat) for the grill
and anything you need for your meat(or not meat).
Meet at Big Valley Trailhead at 6pm--the wild goose chase will start promptly at
6:15pm. The Wild Goose Chase(kinda like follow the leader for adults or similar
to a hash run if you know what those are) will involve everyone chasing the
geese (sarah and james) through the trails at Big Valley. The geese will get a
head start and leave a trail of goose eggs(with fun surprises inside) for the
chasers to follow and gather. Along the way the geese will try to trick the
chasers with false trails that go to dead ends and stash beer along the way that
the chasers will have to drink before continuing along the trail. There will
also be other surprises and obstacles along the way to slow down the chasers.
The geese don't want to get caught by the chasers because they'll have to get
birthday spankings at the dance party if they do and since they're not as young
as they used to be that'll be a lot of spankings!! DON"T BE LATE OR YOU WILL
MISS OUT ON ALL THE FUN!!!!
The wild goose chase will involve some slow jogging or fast walking on trails
and through meadows. The whole route will only be 2-3 miles and you'll have lots
of breaks and will probalby take an hour to an hour and half to complete. IT'S
NOT A RACE and IT"S MEANT TO BE DONE AS A GROUP. Come prepared with good shoes
or chacos and wear pants if you don't want your dance legs to get a little
scratched up. But being prepared to go for a dip in the river after the chase
would be a good idea too if it's a warm day!
BBQ starts after the Goose Chase probably around 7:30 or 8pm.
Dance Party starts around 9:30pm or so. This will be the best damn dance party
ever with a full sound system and a DJ not afraid to get the house jumping with
the best dance music of the past 3-4 decades!!!
hope you can make it to some or all of this!
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