USA Trail Marathon Championships 2021

Camp staff members Max, Sam, and Jackson (all Steens ex-campers) raced the USA Trail Marathon Championships a few days ago and placed 2nd, 2nd, and 6th, respectively. Nice work you three!


Campers Qualify for State (2021)

One hundred fifty four Steens Campers have earned the right to race at Lane CC in Eugene, Oregon and Sun Willows in Pasco, Washington this Saturday November 6th.

Steens Campers combined to win 18 Individual League/Conference/District Titles. They represented schools who won 21 Team Titles.

Further analysis reveals 65 camper girls representing 26 schools and 89 camper boys from 36 schools will be in the hunt for Team and Individual awards.

The predicted race time weather conditions WILL FAVOR  Steens Campers racing in Oregon.. Rainy, (80 % chance) the course a bit sloppy, some mud and a race day high of 48 degrees or lower, should bring confident smiles especially if it gets a bit windy!

Washington Campers will just have to wish for such luck… Predicted to be Cloudy and 55 on a golf course!

A Big Steens Congrats to ALL Campers BEFORE, DURING and AFTER your races on Saturday!


Boise Girls Win State with 27 pts

Boise Girls Win Idaho State 5A XC CHAMPIONSHIPS–27 POINTS! 

Sophomores, Allie Bruce and Samantha Smith finished 1-2 while teammates Logan Smith (7th), Annika Zuschlag (9th), Lydia Nance (11th) and the Braves 6th Girl Jamie Hamlin ran 18:48 to finish 12th.

The Boise girls are currently ranked #1 in the Hoka Postal Nationals 2 mile with an 11 minute Average. 

Training as Steens Campers this past summer the Idahoans  finished 1-2-3-5-7-9-14 in the STEENS UPHILL 5K RACE!   

They also added a Cross Canyon Race in their win column and were the STEENS OLYMPIC Backpack Champions!



MT Smith Hall of Fame

Michael T. Smith was inducted to the North Salem High School Hallf of Fame last Friday.

Congratulations MT from all of your Steens Family!


Ironman Race Report

Ironman Maple Valley 70.3 race report from Jeni and Will (part of our medical team)

Some wind, some rain (at times pouring!) Definetly not a 60 degree flat course! Lake Wilderness for the swim, then a scenic and hilly bike course through the Green River gorge and the community of Maple Valley, finishing with a relatively flat run on local paths, finishing back at the lake.

1.2 mi swim, 56 mi bike, 13.1 mi run
Jeni – 6:27.56
Will – 8:11.36 (29 minute PR after fixing 2 flat tires during bike)

We were both grateful to be back to racing, and happy with our days and finishes. Throughout the day HY/Steens mantra resonated with both of is- ‘give baloons’ encouraging others really does help get you through the rough parts. Thank you 🤗


Goodbye Annoying Rocks

After 2020 camp sessions staff members, Max King and Jackson Brill, took a trip back up to the mountain to explore the Steens backcountry for new and exciting training routes.

While up there they worked on upper body stamina by “MaxJacksHammering” the road boulders coming down the road into camp.


“Reunion” at Oregon Relays 2021

WOW! It’s going to be a Steens Camper/Camp Assistant Reunion of sorts today 4/23 and tomorrow 4/24 at the Oregon Relays held at Hayward Field.

Steens Headliners Include:
David Ribich – Brooks Beasts,
Ella Donaghu – Stanford(15:36.52)
Oliva Johnson – Boise St.(4:23.44)
Maddie Boreman – Colorado(4:23.03-2:07)
Jackson Mestler – Oregon
Sailor Hutton – Boise St.
Hunter Hutton – W. Oregon
Justin Crosswhite – W. Oregon
Francesa Ierulli – Oregon
Caramia Mestler – Oregon
Kylie O’Connor – Santa Barbara TC(400 H)
Luke Rameriz – Portland St.
Josh Snyder – Portland St.
Dominic Arce – Gonzaga
Melissa Berry – Oregon

Running Events start at 6PM. Watch live webcast on RunnersSpace.

Please no campfires on the infield😀


Andrea Outstanding Harney County

Andrea Letham was recently named as Harney County’s Woman of the Year. The award was given to Andrea by the Harney County Chamber of Commerce. Congrats to the former State Championship XC Coach and many time Steens KP Wrangler! Way to Go Andrea! Your Steens Family is very proud of you and your accomplishments! 

For more on why Andrea Letham received this award go to the following article