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The Colors of Touring

My daughter paints in oils. One of her paintings of a goat’s face looks realistic from a distance but is a swatch book or color when examined closely. “There are so many colors within color,” she has told me. I decide to practice observing like an artist on an early morning ski tour.

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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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Swap Your Gear

The Leavenworth Ski and Gear Swap, benefiting LWSC, will take place on Sunday October 25, 2015. In Wenatchee, the Gear Swap benefiting the Chelan County Mountain Rescue Association takes place on November 6, 2015. Swap your dust collectors for gear you'll use.

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Rocky Reach Trail - Alive at Last

At the ribbon cutting ceremony for the dedication of the newly completed Rocky Reach Trail, Bob Parlette joked that there were times he didn't think he'd live to see this day. The community owes Parlette--the very reason this new riverside trail exists is simply because Parlette wouldn't let it (or himself) die.
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Visiting Squilchuck

A few days ago we posted on the transformations afoot at Squilchuck. Below are the details for accessing and exploring the park. Squilchuck’s mountain location tends to put it above the stagnant air trapped by the Columbia River Valley, making it fresher and less smokey in summer.

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CalTopo - A How-to Guide

When it comes to free, online, topographic maps, it's hard to beat what the website,, offers. No other website that we've worked with at WenatcheeOutdoors boasts such a full complement of useful topographic maps and useful tools.
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Hawkin's Thimble Scramble

Roger Gervin reports on the tricky scramble up Hawkin's Thimble, a somewhat obscure but very worthwhile summit in the Teanaway drainage.

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Want a Climbing Gym? Weigh in.

Why go inside to climb? For starters: year round access regardless of weather, education, and to provide a social hub for the local climbing community. The Leavenworth Mountain Association is seeking your input on a future climbing gym for the greater Wenatchee Valley.

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Teanaway Peak

Teanaway Peak is one of many non-technical summits in the Teanaway River drainage, offering solitude along with expansive views of the Stuart Range and beyond.