No Weather for Slackliners

Gusty winds prevailed today, pushing away the smoke of the ongoing Warm Springs grasslands fire and recently erupted Lake Billy Chinook fire.

Blue skies and puffy white clouds were a welcome change. Dust however from the dry conditions made 40 mph wind gusts resemble a scene from the Sahara desert.

With weather temps in the low 70s though and no smoke, it’s tough to complain.


Pink Buffalo Holds the Monkey Face Half

No, there isn’t a new formation in the park in the shape of a Pink Buffalo.

Monkey Face Half trail run on River TrailThey are a team of race enthusiasts behind the Monkey Face Half Marathon and 4 Mile trail running races held here on Saturday, August 22.

The color pink is “just because.” The full explanation is here.

Monkey Face Half logo

The race takes its name from the park icon, Monkey Face.

The runners made a pair of counter-clockwise loops for the half marathon.

It climbed more than 900 feet between the start and the mile 2 marker. The run/walk 4 Milers did the Misery Ridge Loop.