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Name the plant or feature associated with each number. 1) mountain ash 2) avalanche slide paths 3) hemlock trees (note the bent top and feathery branches) 4) U-shaped valley (evidence that a glacier carved the valley 5) meadow and meadow grasses 6) willows and other water-loving shrubs of the riparian zone.

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Box Canyon Peak Wanderings

This circuit is more obscure than many trip options around Lake Bonaparte but it gives walkers, mountain bikers, and trail runners already familiar with the area some new ground to explore. 

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Bonaparte - Lost Lake Mountain Bike Loops

Whether you start at the Bonaparte Campground or the Lost Lake Campground, a number of mountain biking loops using a combination of paved roads, gravel roads, doubletrack, and singletrack provide a good workout, give the adrenal glands a squeeze, and access scenic viewpoints overlooking the lake and the surrounding hills.

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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 as you pass through campgrounds, beside cabins, past the Boy Scout Camp, and through wet lands.

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Jim Hill Mountain

Much like the stubborn railroad baron for which it is named, Jim Hill Mountain stands strong and defiant, guarding it’s relatively small and out-of-the-way summit with a long bushwack and scrambling. Fortunately, the effort is not without reward.

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Injury Prevention 101

Most runners, hikers, climbers, cyclists, and skiers can relate to the double misery of injury. Injury not only hurts physically, it hurts emotionally to be sidelined. Jason Jablonski of SET Coaching recently shared these strengthening and stretching exercises to stave off injury. 

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Sleeping Like a Stone

It’s a three-ounce pillow that cradles the head by night and comforts the bottom by day – which might be another way of saying that Exped’s Air Pillow delivers top-to-bottom comfort. For those who have trouble sleeping in the backcountry, this pillow may be a game changer.

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Conservation Northwest Wildlife Monitoring

“It's like Hiking 2.0,” says Conservation Northwest's Wildlife Monitoring Coordinator, Alison Huyett. When she explains wildlife monitoring, it sounds more like a mythic journey than science. Maybe it's both.

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Three Brothers - West Summit

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.

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Heatwave Escapes

 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.

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News from RunWenatchee

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...