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Photo by Morgan Leech. Even when the weather (or your mood) is drab, a walk in the foothills can add color to the day.

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Castle Rock Trail - Help Out

Following the campaign to raise over $8.5 million to protect the Wenatchee Foothills, the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust has started recruiting volunteers to improve trails and habitat in the Foothills. On Saturday April 12, work on a new trail at Castle Rock commences. And that's just the start of the trail work ahead.
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Leavenworth Film Festival: Version 2

Bust out your fancy -  the Second Annual International Leavenworth Film Festival takes place April 5 at the Leavenworth Festhalle. It's a cultured night of films, art, aerialist intermission show, and the finest Icicle Brewery ale and local wines. The films celebrate the outdoors through thrillers, narratives, and a variety of different lenses- all while featuring the Pacific Northwest.

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WenatcheeOutdoors Day Coming

What’s the big deal about Friday, March 21 this year? Is it because it’s the first full day of spring? Hardly. Because it’s another TGIF? Meh. Because the count-down leading to Easter has now started? Nooo. The BIG significance is this: It's WenatcheeOutdoors Day.
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Nordic Skiing along I-90

The Wenatchee Valley offers a plethora of Nordic skiing options, but for those times when you need to expand your horizons (or when you're headed to Seattle), there are great Nordic options to enjoy around Snoqualmie Pass.
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Mud is Our March Madness

This time of year  E.E. Cummings calls “mud-luscious” and “puddle-wonderful.” During this in-between season, consider heading to a local riverside park, swimming beach, or boat launch to experience a muddy adventure. Take a child along to witness, first-hand, the delight of new discoveries.
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Avalanche Book Reviews

Avalanches are complicated topics and many books discussing snow layers, snow tests, snow classifications, and avalanche classifications can have you scratching your head and saying, “Huh?” This book not only simplifies a lot of complex information, it concentrates on practical information that will help you travel through the snow zone.
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Sheep Mountain Avalanche Avoidance Tour

One wintertime beauty of the Highway 97 corridor over Blewett Pass is the enormous avalanche flexibility this terrain offers backcountry skiers and snowshoers. It’s an extremely rare day when you can’t find safe climbs and ski terrain somewhere along this corridor.
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Avalanche!

It’s been an unusual winter of extremes: First came low amounts of snow and high amounts of cold weather through November, December, and January. Then came higher than normal amounts of snow falling in February. This has set up very hazardous conditions in the local mountains.

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Play More - Celebrate WenatcheeOutdoors Day

We’re spending so many hours in the office that it feels like we must work for WenatcheeIndoors. Do you feel the same? Do you need a break from YourCompany Indoors? Here's how: Tell your boss you can't work March 21, 2014  because ... it's WenatcheeOutdoors Day.
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The Patrol Race Revisited

It had been 72 years since the Patrol Race was last run. In February, however, ski history buffs brought back this race that once connected two huts owned by The Mountaineers, one near Snoqualmie Pass, another near Stampede Pass. Calls went out for three-man teams to participate. Wenatchee couldn’t send its best, so it sent its oldest.