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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.
The play holes and rapids upstream of Cashmere are among the most popular on the Wenatchee River. Not only are many of the play spots excellent, they are convenient for boaters living in the Lower Valley who are looking for post-work excitement. Enjoy them now, before the Wenatchee fades away for summer.
With backcountry ski season now well underway, here's a refresher on uptracking from the WenatcheeOutdoor archives: Carving a masterful uptrack is an artist's work, and is also about safety, efficiency, snow analysis, scenic enjoyment, and more.
We'll be in and out of the office during the holiday season, so besides posting a few new items we're recycling a few items like this one that are still completely current. This post describes all-star repair items that you can use to fix almost everything that breaks in the backcountry.