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+17 17 votes

Magnet Creek Outings

Although ‘Magnet’ might imply this area attracts lots of people, it’s quite the opposite. Even on a huge weekend (e.g., Memorial Day or Labor Day) you’re likely to be alone on this airy but scenic hike near Blewett Pass.

+40 40 votes

Snowshoe Class - First Outing

After four weeks of grueling mental preparation on winter survival gear, avalanche safety, and backcountry navigation, the partcipants in our Self-Sufficient Snowshoeing Class were put to the test. Did they find their way or become a Donner-Party-styled disaster?
+7 7 votes

Fall Colors - What Causes Them, Where to Find Them

http://www.justgetout.net/ClientFiles/5d519366-9c6e-4bf1-88da-9a5a13184e8a/Fall_Leaf.jpgThe Wenatchee National Forest produced this interesting article on why leaves change color in fall...and why colors are more brilliant some years than others... This post also links to beautiful autumn pictures taken locally.
+6 6 votes

Taming Fire with Fire

Before we forget that fear of wildfires approaching our city and the inconvenience of breathing foul air for weeks on end, we would do well to ask what just happened on our wild lands and whether we need to fear future incidences of fire raging toward our. What can we do about a future that probably has many more fires in store for us?

0 0 votes

We’re Baack … from Disasters and Distractions

It’s been a peculiar few weeks. Around September 9, fire was lapping at the doors of the world headquarters of WenatcheeOutdoors. We were issued a Level 3 notice and were advised to evacuate the area. We didn’t flee but we did pack our computers in a car and, for several days, waited as fire approached to within a third of a mile of us...

+7 7 votes

We’re Baack … from Disasters and Distractions

Around September 9, fire was lapping at the doors of the world headquarters of WenatcheeOutdoors. We were issued a Level 3 notice and were advised to evacuate. We didn’t flee but did pack our computers in a car and, for several days, waited as fire approached to within a third of a mile of us...

+16 18 votes

Of Subaru and WenatcheeOutdoors

Official announcement: Subaru is now a sponsor of WenatcheeOutdoors. In fact, they are now the website's largest sponsor. Their funding will help us fund new website features and more, events, classes, and outings over the coming year.
+12 16 votes

Of Subaru and WenatcheeOutdoors

Official announcement: Subaru is now a sponsor of WenatcheeOutdoors. In fact, they are now the website's largest sponsor. Their funding will help us fund new website features and more, events, classes, and outings over the coming year.
+14 14 votes

BC Skiing and Subarus

Our first instructional backcountry ski outing of 2012 took place recently with a ski up Bean Creek to the Earl Peak environs. Drew and Cathy Gaylord, Sherrill and Freeman joined me for some backcountry instruction intermixed with sweating, scenery spectating, turning, and fun hogging. 
+17 23 votes

Don't Tell Me What's Best!

Marc Dilley recently submitted eight photos for the website with the message: "If you only pick one of these, please use the best: Tamaracks and Enchantments or Endurance." That elevated our blood pressure -- how dare he tell us what we should like best! Look at the pictures then give that elitist a piece of your mind.