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2nd Annual Moose Dewlap Citizen Trek

The 2nd Annual Moose Dewlap Citizen Trek for the L.W.S.C. was a great success. The L.W.S.C. is pumped with the amount of skiers who showed and they are already looking forward to Moose Dewlap next year! Get the scoop from Mark Milliette the General Manager for L.W.S.C. in this article.

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Mud is Our March Madness

"This time of year I think about our valley in  E.E. Cummings’ terms  as “mud-luscious” and “puddle-wonderful.” During this in-between season, consider heading to a local riverside park, swimming beach, or boat launch to experience a muddy adventure. You may want to take a child along to make sure to witness first-hand the delight of new discoveries.

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Lurking Doubts

This story was originally in the Sunday edition of The Wenatchee World that focuses on the condition of Lake Roosevelt near the upper Columbia River. There are worries from some who live along the 150-mile-long stretch about the repository for much of the 10 million tons of slag...
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Springtime Climbing in the Okanogan

With winter quickly receding, the rock in the Okanogan country is ready to climb. When is the best time to climb Okanogan rock? Now... in spring before the snakes come out of hibernation. Where is the best place to climb? Find out here.

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Chelan Sawtooths-Horsehead & Hoodoo Passes

Thank goodness for motorcycles. Those aren’t words frequently uttered by the non-motorized outdoor recreation crowd, but in the age of shrinking Forest Service budgets when the agency’s legacy of trails is overgrowing and disappearing before our eyes, we need to be thankful for different groups that adopt trail systems...

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Red-Gold Report

This post tells where to find fabulous fall colors. It also shows some of the autumn photos we're sent.  If you happen upon any great fall color changes and snap a few photos, feel free to post them with location details to the Red-Gold Report post on the WenatcheeOutdoors Forum. Updated October 17,2013.

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2013 Wildflower Report

March 25, 2013. So far the list of blooming wildflowers is short. We’re seeing salt and pepper (a type of desert parsley), lots of prairie stars (saxifrage family), and bluebells (borage family). The balsamroots are budding, but very few are flowering yet. Buttercups and yellow bells are being seen. Tell us: what have you been seeing?
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How to Use

We recognize that using the WenatcheeOutdoors website can have you feeling like you’ve wandered into an ocean of information without a rudder to steer by. We’ve created this tips page to help readers navigate the depths of data. WenatcheeOutdoors is a guide to our regional outdoor resources, and this is a guide to the guide.

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Winter Pre-Trip Planning

Winter outdoor adventures, because of snow, weather, and avalanches, demand more thinking than summer activities. Meanwhile, minor emergencies can snowball into major ones. Check out these notes from Week 2 of the Self-Sufficient Snowshoeing Class which the Parks and Rec Department and Cascade Subaru have helped sponsor

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Avalanche Checklist - Good Idea or No?

Gordon Vickery had an interesting idea. In light of the group dynamics leading to so many avalanche accidents (including the the incident near Stevens Pass last February) he wondered whether avalanche accidents and fatalities could be significantly reduced if groups routinely used a well-conceived checklist.