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2nd Annual Moose Dewlap Citizen Trek

The 2nd Annual Moose Dewlap Citizen Trek for the L.W.S.C. was a great success. The L.W.S.C. is pumped with the amount of skiers who showed and they are already looking forward to Moose Dewlap next year! Get the scoop from Mark Milliette the General Manager for L.W.S.C. in this article.

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Plain-old Nordic Skiing

There’s nothing ordinary about skiing Plain. For example, the hub of the Nordic action is a hardware store and the community’s economics are rooted in agriculture, ranching, and forestry. That would seem to make the community more of a Carhartts and snowmobiling place. Yet thanks to the seeds planted by one person, Nordic skiing has found a home here.

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Whitepine Trail

This is both a family-friendly and dog-friendly hike through old forests. Not only does the trail provide a shaded and naturally cooled stroll on a hot summer’s day but the huge, triple-trunked cedar tree reached at the ford across Whitepine Creek is a site in and of itself. It’s a physical connection to centuries of history.
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Twin Lakes

My companions were shocked, “What? Mr. Outdoors hasn’t hiked to Twin Lakes? Every outdoorsman who’s any outdoorsman has hiked this one!” Doing this hike was long overdue for me but I can attest that I should have done this one long ago. It's not really the lakes that make this such a good hike, but the walk to get there.

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Fourth of July Creek to Icicle Ridge

After a brutal 4800-foot climb up Fourth of July Creek Trail, you reach Icicle Ridge with its big-screen views of the Stuart Range and it's long views of other Cascadian peaks. After the uphill pain (it will take most people four to five hours to make the ascent) comes a massive 5600-vertical-foot descent. Guidebook entry updated July 26, 2013.
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Lake Wenatchee to Little Wenatchee Paddle

Paul and Muriel Milem took advantage of our beautiful weather earlier this month and canoed up the Little Wenatchee from Glacier View Campground on Lake Wenatchee. The flat water and gorgeous fall colors made the paddle an immediate favorite.
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Why Bother with the Gorge? Hit the 'Lake'

The Columbia Gorge offers some of the best windsurfing in the world, but Stuart Freed thinks Lake Wenatchee rivals it. At the ‘Lake’ you won’t contend with crowds, barges, or toxins in the water. Instead you get beautiful green water under your fin, spectacular mountain views in your eyes, and strong steady winds in your face.

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Lake Wenatchee Kiteboarding

Lake Wenatchee is a little-known kiteboarding gem. An hour from Wenatchee, it offers clear water, strong winds, and gorgeous scenery. The kiting is particularly good in June and July, but spring and fall are also good. Kim Anderson and Zach Lodato spill the beans.

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Nason Creek - Lower

A lush stream with cellophane-clear water, abundant birdlife, and piles of driftwood, Lower Nason Creek offers several paddling options --  one that will appeal to the whitewater crowd, another that canoeists will find interesting.

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Natapoc Ridge Ride

Carolyn Griffin-Bugert reports on a pleasant 13-mile loop offering a dose of climbing, a segment of ridge-riding, and some pleasant downhills. Technically, it's a mountain bike ride beginners can enjoy. Physically, it can help anyone purge unwanted fat cells.