Thursday, July 30, 2009
Latourell Falls was beautiful but much warmer than weather.com forecast for 6:30 AM....more on my feeling about weather forecasts later today. The Columbia Gorge is absolutely beautiful, and the historic highway is amazing. the scenery was a great distraction for much of today's 23 miles. I knew the Gorge would counter punch today, and it hit me with a left hook at about mile 17. I was on empty from 17 in, and the worst part of this was running right past my hotel at mile 19 with 4 miles still to go. The wind was very strong and right in my face for the last 6 miles. I've showered and had some lunch, which has me feeling a bit better, a nap should revive me so that's where I'm headed......more later.