Muscle-Powered, Outdoor Adventure Sports within an hour's drive of the Wenatchee Valley.


Photo by Matthew Tangeman. With the smoke from local fires plaguing the lowland valleys, you may think the high country is suffering from the same affliction. Au contraire, the Enchantments are smoke-free and solitude in the upper basin is easier to find than during your typical summer weekend.

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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...

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Getting Stronger, Reduce Injuries

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...

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Fireworks Illegal in National Forests

Fireworks and exploding targets are strictly verbotten in the national forest and can earn you a wallet-exploding fine. If you want to see amazing fireworks, see the slideshow in this post rather than risk setting the forest on fire.
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Methow Singletrack Solstice MTB festival June 20-22

Start your summer with the Methow Chapter of the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance on the weekend of June 20-22, 2014 for the Methow Singletrack Solstice mountain bike festival.  There will be great rides (including a couple transportation supported point to point options), socializing, and other mountain bike related fun...
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Isolation Ski Traverse

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."

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Ephrata Community Trails

Open shrub-steppe wandering on trails that drain well make this an excellent destination to walk, ride, or run in spring (flowers and greenery), autumn (blonde grasses and golden light), and winter (frosted shrubs). This trail network has a number of easy dirt roads for gaining elevation and single-track trails for descending.
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Twin Peaks - 11 Must-Do Rides

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.

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Blue Grade

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.

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Celebrating Trails

Question: What day has occurred annually on the first Saturday of June since the late 1980s and is meant to motivate us to get out and connect with nature the slow way -- via a dirt path? You didn't get this oneObviously the answer is ...
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Get Outdoors Day

What kind of nonsense is this… use National Outdoors Day (June 14) to go indoors so you can learn about the outdoors? The irony of this scheme is not lost on we who proselytize about the outdoors, and yet if we want to convert the huddled masses who are not yet initiated...