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Land Trust Goes Big

The Land Trust announced on February 20 that they are shooting the moon and going big. In an effort that will be the biggest fund-raising campaign launched by a non-profit in the Wenatchee Valley, the CDLT is raising $8.1 million to double the amount of protected open space in the Wenatchee Foothills. What does this mean to the area now and in the future? A whole lot more than you might think.
+20 20 votes

The Man Who Climbed a Hill and Skied Down a Mountain

As Mike Rolfs and I skied up the snow-covered roads leading to the top of Twin Peaks, Mike questioned whether this 4,700-foot summit was a foothill of Wenatchee or a mountain. In my mind it's always been a foothill, but there's good reasons to consider it mountain.
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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...

+5 5 votes

Foothills Infatuation

Family travels take me to places south in mid-December just when the La Nina year is leaving our foothills in condition for backyard backcountry skiing. I leave, fearing the foothills season, which doesn’t shape up at all some years and only lasts several weeks on a better year will slip by without me.

+20 20 votes

Improbable Turns - Skiing the Foothills

A poorly thrown Frisbee onto the backyard was the giveaway. I could walk across the snow blanketing the lawn without busting through the crust. I came indoors excited -- it was time to ski the foothills.

 

+11 11 votes

A Morning in the Sage

It’s prime time for walks in the Wenatchee Foothills. The balsamroot in the lower foothills was at peak bloom last weekend. This weekend the lower elevation balsamroots may be sagging, but they'll still be beautiful...and the lupines will be brilliant. Check out these photos.
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Flower Report - 4/21/08

Snow blanketed the Wenatchee Valley on Saturday night. Snow so late in the spring is a first during my nine years of living in Central Washington. It occurred to me late Sunday morning that snow on the background hills with foregrounds of colorful flowers provided the elements for pretty photos. I grabbed the camera and into the Wenatchee Foothills I rambled.
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Confessions of Foothills Man

I met him a few miles west of Saddle Rock. I was snowshoeing uphill through a foot of week-old snow—plodding. He was weaving parallel turns through the sagebrush—gliding. He caught sight of me when we were a hundred yards apart and rounded a turn to a stop. He stood there deciding how to confront this queer animal contaminating his ski run.

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Confessions of Foothills Man

I met him a few miles west of Saddle Rock. I was snowshoeing uphill through a foot of week-old snow—plodding. He was weaving parallel turns through the sagebrush—gliding. He caught sight of me when we were a hundred yards apart and rounded a turn to a stop. He stood there deciding how to confront this queer animal contaminating his ski run.

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