Muscle-Powered, Outdoor Adventure Sports within an hour's drive of the Wenatchee Valley.


Nathan Woodward photo. Nate took this shot looking down on Cooney Lake on the Angels Staircase ride on Saturday (Sept 20). We're excited to see some color in the high larches. Check out where others are seeing fall colors (or share what you've seen) here at the Red-Gold Report.

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Bonaparte - Lost Lake Mountain Bike Loops

Whether you start at the Bonaparte Campground or the Lost Lake Campground, a number of mountain biking loops using a combination of paved roads, gravel roads, doubletrack, and singletrack provide a good workout, give the adrenal glands a squeeze, and access scenic viewpoints overlooking the lake and the surrounding hills.

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Squilchuck Trails - Build Them, Ride Them

The green light has been given for development of a mountain bike park at Squilchuck State Park, and now is the time to go dig in the dirt and help make this project come together.

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Jim Hill Mountain

Much like the stubborn railroad baron for which it is named, Jim Hill Mountain stands strong and defiant, guarding it’s relatively small and out-of-the-way summit with a long bushwack and scrambling. Fortunately, the effort is not without reward.

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Injury Prevention 101

Most runners, hikers, climbers, cyclists, and skiers can relate to the double misery of injury. Injury not only hurts physically, it hurts emotionally to be sidelined. Jason Jablonski of SET Coaching recently shared these strengthening and stretching exercises to stave off injury. 

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Sleeping Like a Stone

It’s a three-ounce pillow that cradles the head by night and comforts the bottom by day – which might be another way of saying that Exped’s Air Pillow delivers top-to-bottom comfort. For those who have trouble sleeping in the backcountry, this pillow may be a game changer.

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Conservation Northwest Wildlife Monitoring

“It's like Hiking 2.0,” says Conservation Northwest's Wildlife Monitoring Coordinator, Alison Huyett. When she explains wildlife monitoring, it sounds more like a mythic journey than science. Maybe it's both.

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Three Brothers - West Summit

This rigorous hike that will test your endurance, navigation skills, and off- trail walking. It will also get you to a less-visited summit with beautiful views of the Teanway Peaks and Stuart Range, and spectacular wildflowers.

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Heatwave Escapes

 It’s sizzling out there. And the forecast doesn’t show much relief in sight. What do you expect – it’s summer in the Wenatchee Valley? What's a body to do to stay cool, yet remain active. Here's ten ideas.

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News from RunWenatchee

RunWenatchee's inaugural Wenatchee Valley Trail Run Series concluded June 22 with two runs in Leavenworth. While we have been holding trail runs for a few years now, we learned a bunch with this official series and are eager to incorporate what we picked up into next year's series...

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Getting Stronger, Reduce Injuries

Strength training is an important component of run training. Incorporation of strength work leads to a reduced risk of injury and increased muscular endurance. Strength training does not always need to include weights and can easily be accomplished anywhere. Below are a couple of great 'no equipment required' strength moves...