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Riverfront Rock Gym Coming to Wenatchee in 2016!

The facility will be across from the Town Toyota Center, next to Walla Walla Park. There will be over 10,000 square feet for bouldering, top roping, and lead climbing. The bouldering area will feature 2 levels. The climbing walls will be 40 feet high with options for all skill levels.
+3 3 votes

Bridgeport to Brewster Paddle

A trip that starts in the fast, smooth current of the Columbia and finishes on the calm water of Pateros Lake. For birders, the Bridgeport Bar State Wildlife area is rich with all manners of birds, from swallows to pelicans. For all paddlers the wetlands lining the Columbia provide a relaxing escape. 

+16 18 votes

The Bucket List

Living by the blue span of the Pacific my whole life, moving to the Wenatchee Valley has been my boldest undertaking to date. “So what will you do out there?” friends asked me, bewildered that I would willingly move inland. “I'm seeking adventure,” I replied with false confidence...

+3 5 votes

Tuesdays on the River

Season in and season out there is a group of dedicated paddlers who meet each Tuesday on the Columbia River. Kim George of the Wenatchee Row & Paddle Club shares her experience with the Tuesday Paddlers and invites others to join.
+11 11 votes

Eastside of the Loop ... Needs You

We weren’t the only ones to see a connection between the Loop and the Tour (see our post a few weeks ago). ESPN ran a story mentioning that connection. Link to that story here. Also read why the Eastside of the Loop needs your attention ... now.

+1 1 vote

Colockum Road Ride

This road ride leaves right from Wenatchee and allows cyclists to get quickly out of town on a road that, on weekends, is not heavily traveled. Once you’re past Alcoa, the traffic really thins, the road grows ever narrower, and the setting feels ever more remote. On top of that, the scenery just keeps improving.

+2 2 votes

Columbia River -- Rocky Reach to Rock Island

A great flatwater paddle along the Columbia River and an excellent way to beat the summer heat. Explore the confluence of the Wenatchee River and enjoy the riverside parks that flank both east and west sides of the river.
+2 4 votes

Columbia - Pictograph Paddle

Big desert vistas, towering basalt walls, sun to tan in, cool water to swim in, and this short 4-mile paddle (roundtrip) has the added benefit of Native American pictographs to view.


+4 4 votes

Columbia - Earthquake Point

This is my favorite stretch of the Columbia near Entiat.  Earthquake Point is a point of considerable geologic interest-- a massive landslide in 1872 ripped off Ribbon Cliff on the west side of the river and actually dammed the Columbia River for several hours. Now the islands of rubble in the river are interesting to explore. Furthermore, the eastern banks of the Columbia are not bordered by a highway and are very scenic.

+3 3 votes

Columbia River- Goosetail Rock

There are still many enjoyable nooks to the Columbia where a particular attraction, like an estuary or a geological feature, provide the focal point of a paddle trip. In this case, Goosetail Rock is the main attraction and it's fun to paddle right under the 100-foot cliffs looking up. The general scenery as seen from the river, while not spectacular, is pretty, especially in spring when the surrounding hillsides are green, and in winter .. ...