On April 27th, I completed my first adventure race at Smith Rock State Park in Bend, Oregon with my good friend Marcus Dufort. Adventure racing is essentially a massive outdoor scavenger hunt. Checkpoints are scattered around a park and teams of 2, 3 or 4 people mountain bike, hike and paddle to find all of the checkpoints as fast as possible. Racers must be able to navigate all types of terrain using only a map and compass (no GPS allowed). Adventure races can be anywhere from 8 hours to 10 days long. Marcus and I completed the 8-hour Spring Sting in just over 6 hours. We shot the video on a GoPro. Some photos from the event are here.