Cameron Eldred is pushed into trail running by the intensity of his daughters. He and his whole family enjoy the Pacific Northwest and being from Canada, they dip down into the states often.
He describes their trips in the Enchantments, Lake O’Hara and Assiniboine — three of this family’s bucket list hiking adventures.
Cameron leaves extremely early on his hikes to gain seclusion from other hikers. He doesn’t like to see social media discussions with people talking about going into the wilderness to get lost because he doesn’t like the irresponsibility in the statement.
His 13-year-old daughter Isabel pushed him the most this year, training for a 25k run in Winthrop she did this past summer. Kate, 17, is responsible for getting Cameron back into running a few years ago when she mentioned that she wanted to run a half marathon with him. Adeline, 19, still loves to get outdoors with the family.
They want to go back to the Lake O’Hara area and explore even more in the future. Mount Storm King has been on the family’s list, but the travel would be tough from Canada. Also, the Columbia Gorge has always enticed Cameron.
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