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Visit to Mordor

I was anticipating our return to Duncan Ridge. My wife and I had backpacked here with our daughters long ago -- before they had the nerve to grow up. Our return to this high ridge would be a stroll through an earlier time. Maybe it would feel like a return to the Shire.
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Election Day for Honey Bees

The dandelions are out in full force in our area and the honey bees are happily visiting them. Please think twice about spraying your dandelions when you could be helping out the bees by letting your dandelions flourish. ...
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Save the Wenatchee River Waterfront

When was the last time you visited a Wenatchee riverfront area that was still serene and peaceful, a place where you could walk, fish or just lie back and take in the surroundings? How about a location that offers access to some of the best steelhead fishing in the valley?
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Mud is Our March Madness

"This time of year I think about our valley in  E.E. Cummings’ terms  as “mud-luscious” and “puddle-wonderful.” During this in-between season, consider heading to a local riverside park, swimming beach, or boat launch to experience a muddy adventure. You may want to take a child along to make sure to witness first-hand the delight of new discoveries.

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Dream Job

What makes time stand still for you? What is something that makes you feel in the present moment? For this Alaska grizzly guide, being in nature with grizzly bears is what makes him feel alive and very happy. Inspire and get outdoors. ...
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Our Beloved Saddle Rock

A video produced by our local North 40 Productions and sponsored by local Chelan Douglas Land Trust. We are a community that blends fantastic conservation efforts and outdoor recreation opportunities. Lets keep Saddle Rock thriving in a conscious, leave no trace kind of way and celebrate what is this areas natural beauty.
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Sage Hills Winter Closure

December 1, 2015. The trails throughout the Sage Hills and the Horse Lake area have closed for the winter and will not reopen until April 1, 2016. Local walkers can still use the trails around Saddle Rock, Dry Gulch, and Castle Rock. Read why the trails close each winter.

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Exceptional Outdoor Photos

Photographing the special moments that we all witness when we're outdoors can make the experience more meaningful and more powerful. Pictures also help us bring the outdoors indoors when we hang our favorite photos around the home. To help 'up' your photography game, consider these tips. 

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I Need a Nature Prescription

Many of us intuitively sense that being outdoors keeps us healthy. We experience a sense of calm, solace, happiness, strength, or joy. An article called The Nature Cure, published in The Atlantic  this month, discusses why some doctors are now prescribing time outdoors.

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Become a Wenatchee Naturalist

Deepen your connection to the natural world here in Central Washington by becoming a Wenatchee Naturalist. The next 50-hour course is offered through the Continuing Education Department of Wenatchee Valley College and starts September 16.