Things to know


First-Aid Lite

First-Aid Lite by Andy Dappen (fact checked by Dr. Mark Shipman) When trying to rid your pack of unnecessary pounds, the normal first-aid kit is worth putting under the microscope. With some scrutiny it’s act... Read More...

Visit to Mordor

Visit to Mordor by Andy Dappen I was keenly anticipating our return to Duncan Ridge. My wife and I had backpacked here with our daughters long ago -- before they had the nerve to grow up. Our return to this ... Read More...

October Gold & Our Local Larch

Editor's note: This article, written by Susan Ballinger, originally ran in The Wenatchee World. Susan teaches a 12-week Wenatchee Naturalist course every fall at Wenatchee Valley College. Western larch, a ... Read More...

Shady Summer Climbing

  Summer sun can see local climbers sizzling like fried eggs on the granite slabs. However, just because the mercury's climbing, it doesn't mean you can't, especially if you're smart about seeking out s... Read More...

Field Repairs 202

Field Repairs 202 by Andy Dappen When it comes to keeping your outdoor equipment in good repair, I've sang the praises of Seam Grip many times. With this viscous liquid that flows from a tube like cold honey ... Read More...

Wenatchee Pollinator Garden

Our backyard garden, pictured are both the Echinacea and the Russian Sage against the fence. by Sarah Shaffer Since we bought our first home in Wenatchee in 2012 it has been my goal to make our garden as wil... Read More...