Another great weekend of adventure running and this time to the amazing Falls Creek Cave, on the Falls Creek Falls trail in Skamania County, Washington. Just a 90-minute drive from downtown Portland, through Carson city, WA and into the beautifully mystic Gifford Pinchot National Forest, lies the soft, loamy and easy trail of Falls Creek Falls.
Climbing the Stairway to Heaven, or the Haiku Stairs, as it is officially named, has been on my bucket list since the early days of Instagram and Pinterest. I would lay awake at night scrolling through photos of people brave enough to climb the mountain and hike the stairs all the way up the volcano crater of the Ko’olau Range to the top of the rim overlooking the famed Haiku Stairs.
I am by no means an experienced pole runner, but I have been training with them for about a year now, and absolutely love them.
Running with buffalos! That is the first thing you hear about when people talk about the Avalon 50 miler. Honestly, I thought they were joking, there is no way you can run a race through herds of buffalo. Well I was wrong, apparently this race you do.