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Steamboat Rock: It's Not A Rock

We had been wandering around the perimeter of Steamboat ‘Rock’ for over an hour when my wife commented, "You know, this is not a rock. Rocks have little summits. This is huge up here. This should be called Steamboat Butte."

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Bonaparte - Around the Lake Trail

This 3.5-mile ‘trail’ splices together segments of trail and gravel road to make a circumnavigation of the lake.  Hike it or, if you’re an intermediate rider, bike it. The whole circuit is an interesting collection of scenery as you pass through campgrounds, beside cabins, past the Boy Scout Camp, through wet lands, and more...

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The Okanogan River - Omak to Malott

This section of the Okanogan River dissects the county’s heaviest population centers as it skirts the edges of the towns of Omak and Okanogan. Surprisingly, as you float between these pods of development, you'll see wild scenery and wildlife.

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The Waters of Omak Lake

It’s a lake of distinctions and surprises. It’s the longest natural lake in Okanogan County. It’s the largest saline lake in Washington State. It’s a tropical blue lake surrounded by a brown desert landscape. It’s a lake whose shorelines are virtually devoid of development yet one that...

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Paddling Palmer Lake to Nighthawk

If variety is the spice of life, flatwater paddlers will love the spice of this paddle route. This trip offers spice with most every stroke… from lakes to a flowing river; from coyotes to cattle; from mountain views to swampy sloughs; from yellow hillsides to green riparian waterways. 

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Malott to Monse Paddling

While driving the shuttle for this trip you might rate this section of river to be a Plain Jane, with roads and farms lining both sides. But once you’re down in the trench of the river, your vision is contained to the river and itself and the higher mountains, and suddenly it seems a whole lot more scenic than what you imagined.

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Bridgeport to Brewster Paddle

A trip that starts in the fast, smooth current of the Columbia and finishes on the calm water of Pateros Lake. For birders, the Bridgeport Bar State Wildlife area is rich with all manners of birds, from swallows to pelicans. For all paddlers the wetlands lining the Columbia provide a relaxing escape. 

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Chopaka Lake

Chopaka Lake is pretty mountain lake known for its fishing. The lake, about 1.5 miles long, is for non-motorized boats only and is also fly-fishing only. Besides the fishing, the lake provides nice primitive car camping, nice canoeing, and a comfortable swimming hole on a hot day.
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Bonaparte Lake Circuit

This 3.5-mile ‘trail’ splices together segments of trail and gravel road to make a circumnavigation of the lake. Hike it or, if you’re an intermediate rider, bike it. The whole circuit is an interesting collection of scenery.
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Sports Nutrition Made Simple

New Years' often brings swarms of resolutions to train harder, longer and more often. To help your 2013 fitness goals keep out of the Graveyard of Unfulfilled Resolutions, fine-tune your training nutrition with the research summarized in this article from the WenatcheeOutdoors archives.