From what I hear it's actually been a little rainy in the cascades rainshadow (i've been in a different rainshadow for the past 3 plus weeks in claifornia) but that just means Sun Mountain will still have flowers and plenty of green in late june and the fire danger will be much lower for the later races and fun runs.
Speaking of Sun Mountain, entry fees are about to go up and your time to purchase a race t-shirt is about to run out. Price goes up at 10pm on tuesday june 1st and the shirt deadline is noon friday june 4th.
And speaking of registering, Cle Elum 50k & 25k registration has just opened. Go here to sign up: https://www.databarevents.com/cleelumridge50k.asp
Now for some bad news... I've gotta postpone the Epic 50k Fun Run for another year. I'll have to leave Silverton earlier than I thought to present a poster on the work I've been doing at the Bear Fight Institute at the 2010 Lunar Science Forum. But I'm pretty excited for the forum it'll be my first experience at a science confrence.
But back to the good news.... the Angel's Staircase Fun Run on Aug 15th is still on and details will be coming soon!
Oh and for those of you looking for a "Boston Qualifier" or a marathon PR you should consider the Winthrop Road Marathon which is beautiful and all downhill (well you know it's never all downhill but with 1800 ft of loss and only 250ft of gain it's pretty darn close).
ok enough talk... let's run!