October 21, 2017, was the rainiest day in Portland, Oregon, in over 65 years. I had tried all week to convince my sister Martha to adjust her birthday plans accordingly. We are cut from the same teflon cloth, so I should have known she would stick with her plan to hike all 50k (31+ miles) of the Wildwood Trail in Forest Park.
If you are an ultra runner, you may not realize this, but hiking with (adult) family is fun! I am making this distinction because hiking with kids may be rewarding, but not necessarily fun.