Things to know


Nice A.S.S.

If you clicked on this post because you thought WenatcheeOutdoors had finally resorted to porn, you’ll be sorely disappointed. This post is about Adventure Skate Skiing (ASS), which is a term coined by Jonathan... Read More...

Smart Tubing

By Andy Dappen "Smart" and "tubing" border on being mutually exclusive words— inner tubes were designed to inflate tires, not float rivers. If you want a smart craft, look to rafts, kayaks, canoes, mayb... Read More...

The Cougars of Dry Gulch

Chuck Largent, the site steward of Saddle Rock for the Department of Natural Resources, sent us an email with this comment: "For your information, there have been 3 hikers who have seen cougar tracks on the ... Read More...

Snow Buckwheat

By Marc Dilley Snow Buckwheat (Eriogonum niveum) Close up of the delicate flower. Photo by WenOut. Family: Polygonaceae Developing slowly in late summer and fully formed as Delicious apples are picke... Read More...

Diary of a Mad Shoveller

by Andy Dappen My brother lives in the other Washington (the one back east getting pounded by all the snow storms). Because he's coming to visit in a week, I've been telling him how good the skiing has been at... Read More...

Secret Lives of Ladybugs

  Words and pictures by Peter Bauer Every year about Mother's Day, a bizarre phenomenon occurs at the top of Twin Peaks. As the sun warms the south-facing portion of the summit crag, the rocks begin oozi... Read More...

Living to 100

by Andy Dappen A group of 65- to 75-year olds still climbing peaks on multi-day backpacking trips in Central Washington.  Newsweek’s cover story recently focused on the science of healthy living. Most ... Read More...