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Mt Bonaparte - A Tale of Two Trails

Long a popular trek with Boy Scouts staying at Camp Bonaparte below, Mt. Bonaparte is a wooded, alpine island in a sea of rolling farmland. It’s also one of the few fire lookouts still manned in high fire season, giving a historical aspect to this high perch.

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The Golden Stairway ... to the Golden Fleece

Far from any place anyone might even consider a place, ‘The Golden Stairway' may not hold much in the way of gold, but it is indeed a stairway to beautiful meadows and wide views over the Conconully region.

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Wanderings on Funk Mountain

In the mood to get out, but not in the mood to exert too much energy? Maybe just want to zip up to a prominent high point to watch the day end? Funk Mountain is that kind of place.

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One Resolution

Molly Steere, tells us the story of her New Year's resolution when her son was 16 months old. Giving us insight into what perceptions she would need to have raising her son, while being in nature.

 

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A Walk In The Clouds

This story of a canine friend made on an outing to Twin Peaks was written  late this fall by Glen Carlson. Those of us who have been visiting the area more recently on skis or snowshoes will still find Glen's musings appropriate. We're also likely to meet Luke, the dog featured in this story.

 
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New Traditions

Keri Davis discusses a new tradition she has started with her daughter -- hiking to Clara Lake in autumn to see the larches. Keri also tells how slowing down to see the outdoor world through a child's eyes has enriched her own time outside.

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Battle Scars

Sarah Shaffer tells the story of her biggest battle scar and what's been involved in reclaiming her outdoor interests and outdoor abilities. Her new self has lost ground over her old self, but she's learned to be grateful about the strides she's made.

 
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Larches to Lederhosen

Jim Brisbine writes, "For this year's annual Golden Larch Trip, I spent four glorious days backpacking through the Chiwaukum Mountains. The larches were close to their prime color." Brisbine was surprised to encounter so few people along such an easily accessed and beautiful route.

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Northrup Canyon Hike

This hike near Steamboat Rock State Park offers interesting human history, geology, and natural history. It also offers excellent rubber necking as you enjoy the surrounding cliffs. Whether you come for the academics or the aesthetics, you should leave well pleased.
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Sun Lakes-Dry Falls Trips

Sun Lakes - Dry Falls State Park near Coulee City offers a menu of relatively tame outdoor outings highlighted with a few dashes of craziness. That seems appropriate given that most of the region’s geologic history has been relatively tame...except for the occasional dash of extreme craziness.