This rigorous hike that will test your endurance, navigation skills, and off- trail walking. It will also get you to a less-visited summit with beautiful views of the Teanway Peaks and Stuart Range, and spectacular wildflowers.
It’s sizzling out there. And the forecast doesn’t show much relief in sight. What do you expect – it’s summer in the Wenatchee Valley? What's a body to do to stay cool, yet remain active. Here's ten ideas.
This rocky peaklet is one of the focal points when you scan the Wenatchee Foothills. Despite its prominence and central position, however, Castle Rock has fallen short as a hiking destination because access to its crown has long been sealed off by private property issues. That has all changed.
Summer skiing with your kids can be great fun. It can also dish out frustrations aplenty. Here are lessons from kids and parents that might help families who ski together not to feud together.
Goat-human interactions are escalating in various places around North Central Washington and the picture is even worse in Olympic National Park where a few hikers have been gored by goats. How do you know if you're dealing with a bad goat and what should you do?
"This has been 20 years in the making," Bob Parlette said as he addressed a crowd of about 75 people at Lincoln Rock State Park who had assembled for a ribbon-cutting celebration of the Rocky Reach Trail last night. "There were times I wasn't sure I'd live long enough to see this happen....
It’s an exciting meld of hands-on, pertinent science and getting out there in the GREAT (as the North Cascades are) outdoors! This summer, venture into the wilderness on a backpacking adventure in search of the grizzly bear, the “Ghost Bear” on the North Cascades. Join Wenatchee River Institute and our team of wildlife biologists for one- or both- of our week-long field courses, July 20-26and August ...
It’s happening earlier than normal this summer...we’re receiving word from mountain bikers riding near Lake Wenatchee and from hikers visiting the Squilchuck Basin that the vampires are emerging. How do you keep them from sipping on your red wine?
With such a dull name, you might fear a dull hike. But dull, the Black Lake hike is not. Using this gateway into the Pasayten Wilderness, you’ll ascend smoothly and gradually through the Lake Creek Valley to a deep, mile-long backcountry lake.
"You guys are morons," she tells me at the party. It’s 9 pm on June 21 and in eight hours I’ll be meeting my fellow imbeciles, driving to the trailhead, and hiking 6.5 miles up Phelps Creek to upper Spider Meadows. Then, if we are lucky, we 'might' find snow leading up Dumbell Mountain.
We’ve set up a GPS course and quiz along a 4.5- mile loop using the Homestead Trail (Horselake Reserve in the Sage Hills). We’re confident hikers, families, and naturalists will find it fun and instructional...
Local backcountry skiers know that the mountains flanking the North Cascades Scenic Highway (Highway 20) near Rainy and Washington passes provide some of the country’s premier ski touring. Now skiers from places as far away as Colorado and New Hampshire are arriving to ski here.
Although ‘Magnet’ might imply this area attracts lots of people, it’s quite the opposite. Even on a huge weekend (e.g., Memorial Day or Labor Day) you’re likely to be alone on this airy but scenic hike near Blewett Pass.
The snakes are beginning to present themselves. How should you handle yourself in snake country to reduce bad encounters? Here's what you need to know. Learn some cool snake facts too.
“It's like Hiking 2.0,” laughs Conservation Northwest's Wildlife Monitoring Coordinator Alison Huyett. When she explains wildlife monitoring, it sounds more like a mythical journey, heading into the forest for hours - days even - to find a predetermined spot...
RunWenatchee's inaugural Wenatchee Valley Trail Run Series concluded June 22 with two runs in Leavenworth. While we have been holding trail runs for a few years now, we learned a bunch with this official series and are eager to incorporate what we picked up into next year's series...
Strength training is an important component of run training. Incorporation of strength work leads to a reduced risk of injury and increased muscular endurance. Strength training does not always need to include weights and can easily be accomplished anywhere. Below are a couple of great 'no equipment required' strength moves...
In early June of 2014, Adam Vognild and Tom Janisch skied the Isolation Traverse south to north. The book Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes says, “This tour connects the Inspiration and Neve Glaciers, visiting very wild and isolated country... it includes great descents when done south to north."
Twin Peaks (aka Horse Lake Mountain) is the backyard peak of the Lower Wenatchee Valley. The peak feels a world away (rather than a few miles removed) from Wenatchee and Cashmere. This post was first prepared in 2008 but we've just added to the listings and updated some of the information.
A nice ride or run that's close to town (only five- to ten-minute drive) with nice views down on the town of Wenatchee, over the Rocky Reach Dam, at Burch Mountain, and up the Columbia River.
Kayaking at Tumwater Canyon
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