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The silver lining

Ken White Field at Reinhardt University Stadium

@SOURaiders @SOU_Football @CoachHall_SOU @Reinhardt_Univ @RU_Eagles @R_U_Football

Saturday’s loss was painful, but there is a silver lining. Due to the NAIA’s odd ranking system, which rewards prior season record more than current season wins against strong opponents, SOU will likely begin 2018 with a #3 or #4 ranking. In 2017 it took an undefeated season in the toughest conference just to get to #5. Had the Raiders started 2017 at #3 or #4 they would have probably ended up at #2 and received home field advantage throughout the playoffs.

Marys Peak Meadowedge Trail

Old growth Noble Firs in a bed of clover

Another shot today from the hike we did a month ago on Marys Peak when we headed north for the eclipse. I don’t think I’ve ever hiked through old growth Noble Firs before. The carpet of clover made it extra special.

Good morning

ashland sunrise

Ashland, Oregon sunrise

Ashland to cool off

Hobart Bluff

Well, not this much, but today is supposed to be the last day to hit 80 degrees for at least the next 10 days. Maybe we won’t see 80 again this year?

In other news, there is a chance of snow at SOU’s football game this Saturday in Dillon, Montana.

Today’s photo comes from May of this year. Snow in May? Not in the valley but Hobart frequently gets snow in April and sometimes in May.

Eclipse day -1

Sunlight, moss, and a bed of clover

We hiked around on Marys Peak today. Most people were just heading to the summit, which was rather unspectacular, IMO, and then heading back to their cars and taking off. The view from the summit would be far more spectacular at sunrise, sunset, or on an extremely clear day. Today things were a bit hazy and the overhead sunlight washed everything out. So a runner we talked to recommended the Meadow Edge Trail. This trail was extraordinary. As we walked in an old growth Noble Fir forest the sunlight came squeezing through just enough to make the clover-covered ground look amazing. This was probably my second favorite trail (after Stout Grove in Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park) that didn’t include real “views” or a lake at the end.

Eclipse day -2

Cape Foulweather Lighthouse

We are spending a couple of nights in Corvallis for Monday’s solar eclipse. Today we arrived, headed to the coast (Newport, Oregon), and arrived at the Yaquina Head Lighthouse just as the sun was going down.

Smoke in the west

smoke mountains aerial approach pdx

One of the reasons I enjoy teaching in Copenhagen in the summer is the weather is better than Ashland (to me anyway, I prefer 70s to 90s). The air is crisp and clean in Copenhagen, and Ashland can frequently be smoky in the summer. This year I missed Ashland’s clean air summer season and returned just in time for the smoke.

Today’s photo comes from my return flight to Portland (PDX) from Iceland (KEF). This wasn’t anywhere near Ashland, and probably not that close to Portland. It could have been Idaho or Washington. However, visibility out of PDX was horrible so the smoke was very much in Portland.

In the three + days I’ve been home Ashland has been hot and smoky (although not as bad as it can become).

Cooks Chasm?

yachats cape pepetua

Near Yachats, Oregon

First of all, apologies to those of you who check in daily for a photo. Obviously the blog has not been living up to its name over the past few weeks. I’ve been traveling, and hopefully I’ll have more regular entries going forward.

Today’s photo is from Thanksgiving a couple years ago. I’m not sure if this is Cooks Chasm or another one of the many other sheer-sided inlets on Cape Perpetua.

More photos from that trip can be found here.

Oldest continuous ballpark in the nation

Goss Stadium at Coleman Field

@OregonState @BeaverBaseball

Even older than Fenway Park (1912) and Wrigley Field (1914), baseball has been played at the site of Goss Stadium (which has seen many improvements over the years) since 1907. It only took me 110 years to see my first game there this past weekend. The game (against Washington State) was sold out so we had to procure tickets from a scalper outside the stadium (for about half of what tickets were going for on Stubhub but still more than double the face value).

The #1-ranked Beavers won, as usual. OSU will be hosting the Regionals next weekend. If all goes well, they will be hosting the Super Regionals the following weekend and heading to Omaha for the College World Series later in June.

Throwback Thursday

Hobart Bluff

With temperatures expected to reach the 90s by the end of the weekend, it’s a little hard to believe that today’s photo is from less than two weeks ago. Such is springtime in Ashland.

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