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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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Oval Pass and Eagle Pass--Trails and Climbs

The Oval Pass and Eagle Pass environs of the Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness offer visitors miles of well-graded trails, a half-dozen 8,000-foot peaks with non-technical climbing routes, and larch forests that are the color of dollar bills in spring and the color of gold in autumn.

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Loomis NRCA - All Trails

The Loomis Natural Resources Conservation Area is a large chunk of state land just east of the Pasayten Wilderness and south of the Canadian/US border. The lands are a mix of healthy and decadent forests. They are also a mix of blissful and awful trails. Find out which trails here will appeal to whom.

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Virginia Lilly Hiking Loop

A high, undulating trail with changing views of surrounding hills whose south sides are carpeted by grasses and wildflowers and whose  north sides are heavily wooded with Douglas firs, ponderosas, and Western larches (tamaracks).
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Chopaka Mtn - South Peak

South Chopaka Mountain gives hikers an opportunity for a varied trek through multiple environments, culminating in the subalpine with a view overlooking the Similkameen River winding south from Canada into the American Okanogan, along with the rolling Pasayten Wilderness to the west.
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Goat Peak Lookout

The car does most of the work, making short work of this hike to a 7,000-foot viewpoint with a commanding view of the Methow Valley below and the North Cascades on the horizon. On top of long views, the lookout itself is a unique attraction of this walk.
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Virginia Lilly Loop

A high, undulating trail with changing views of surrounding hills whose south sides are carpeted by grasses and wildflowers and whose  north sides are heavily wooded with Douglas firs, ponderosas, and Western larches (tamaracks).  ...
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Sun Mountain Mishmash

The marketing spiel of many destinations make the promise of 'something for everyone', but the 30 miles of trails around Sun Mountain Lodge actually deliver. Ranging from mellow Beaver Pond doubletrack, to short and fast intermediate trails like Magpie (perfect for making hot laps), to the former downhill race course, just about any rider can find something they’ll enjoy here. For newcomers to the area, we've selected some of the best ...
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Mary Lou Guerrero - Igniting the Light

Mary Lou Guerrero says,"When I couldn’t even complete a ten-mile walk, I knew I was in trouble. I was 5 feet tall, weighed 216 pounds, and depressed
. Any brightness inside of me had gone terribly dim." Trail running and hiking saved her life. If you're bristling with excuses about why you don't outdoors, read this story.
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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.