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Thom Darrah
(thomdarrah) - MLife

Locale: Southern Oregon
TR: Father/Daughter Trail Run on 03/11/2012 20:54:57 MDT Print View

My 7 year old daughter has been urging me to let her start going out with me to run the dogs. Here are pictures from our first trail run together;

The days 1.5 to 2 mile loop starts just off our property;

The run starts on single track and is a series of gentle rollers out to the half way point;


The large tree in the distance is the mid-way point heading out.

We stopped for a short break and to take a few pictures with the dogs (check out my daughters Kat hat).


At the half way point the single track trail dumps out onto a jeep road, we head for home both smiling.


The day was cold (spitting snow) and windy, perfect for a run with the dogs. We all four; daughter, dad and dogs had a great time and will be getting out for future runs together regularly.

Edited by thomdarrah on 03/12/2012 07:42:45 MDT.

Craig W.
(xnomanx) - F - M
Re: TR: Father/Daughter Trail Run on 03/11/2012 21:29:52 MDT Print View

Awesome man. My daughter (8 yrs.) is getting into running with me as well

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Re: TR: Father/Daughter Trail Run on 03/11/2012 21:37:34 MDT Print View

Cool place you live there, Thom. And some delightful pictures of the running tandem! Thanks for sharing.

K ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
Awesome on 03/11/2012 22:03:23 MDT Print View

All of that. You and your darling daughter, your smart looking dog, the landscape, the photos that capture the movement, the fun and more. Thanks.

Thom Darrah
(thomdarrah) - MLife

Locale: Southern Oregon
TR: Father/Daughter Trail Run on 03/11/2012 22:35:09 MDT Print View

Thanks all for the kind comments.

Are home borders a large undeveloped area that has multiple options for trail running and short hikes.

Kat; The older shorter haired border collie is my dog Moxie, the longer haired border collie puppy is my daughters dog Millie. Border collies are great trail running / hiking dogs. The breed is extremely smart, have strong endurance (if kept fit) and are very loyal.

My daughter loves her Kat P hats. :)

Eugene Smith
(Eugeneius) - MLife

Locale: Nuevo Mexico
awesome on 03/11/2012 22:42:21 MDT Print View


I loved this man, definitely brought a huge smile to my face. Watching kids run is an education in fun, they just get it right.

Luke Schmidt
(Cameron) - MLife

Locale: The WOODS
Precious on 03/11/2012 23:07:22 MDT Print View

Very cute. Glad you're taking her out. Good habit to start. Is this the same daughter that you took out a while back by that lake? I remember you did a trip report on that.

Thom Darrah
(thomdarrah) - MLife

Locale: Southern Oregon
TR: Father/Daughter Trail Run on 03/12/2012 05:39:17 MDT Print View


I have only the one daughter and she has so far really enjoyed the time shared hiking and now trail running. I will continue to post on future adventures, both big and small.


My daughter brings a huge smile to my face every day. You are right in that kids just get it when it comes to running, it's about having fun and being outside.

Edited by thomdarrah on 03/12/2012 05:48:22 MDT.