Hearty Hummingbird

Hearty Hummingbird by Sarah Shaffer For the last month here in Wenatchee, WA there has been a hummingbird hanging out in my backyard. I see her on our fruit trees, in our pine trees and when I go outside she ... Read More...

Snoqualmie Pass Commuter Hikes

Photo by: Ian Mackie Written By: Wenatchee Outdoors SNOQUALMIE PASS - COMMUTER HIKESWe all need to take the drive over the mountains to the West Side from time to time. For some it’s for work. For oth... Read More...

Icicle River Interpretive Hike

A fun, short trail for hiking and learning about the Icicle River Valley and the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery. Activity: Hiking, Snowshoeing, Family Fun Nearest Town: Leavenworth Skill Level: 1 ... Read More...

Edna, Lake

(Though this is actually a picture of Ida Lake, it is close to Edna in looks, location, and spelling) This trail climbs steeply from the Icicle Creek Valley up through forests of ponderosa pine and Dougl... Read More...

Camas Meadows

Photo by Marc Dilley Camas Meadows Hike Information below is from Washington Trail Association.org at this link. This post was updated on 7/20/16 by Sarah Shaffer. "An ecological gem hidden in the W... Read More...

Wenatchee-Sleepy Hollow Access

  Skill: 1 (beginner) Fitness: 1 (easy) Attractions. The first 2 miles of this paddle is an excellent stretch of moving water for novices to learn whitewater basics: eddy turns, ferrying, bracing,... Read More...

Wenatchee-Confluence

  Skill: 1 (beginner) Fitness: 1-2 (easy to intermediate depending on how far you go and how hard you push yourself) Distance. 4 to 5 miles round trip. Attractions. Paddling through the estuary... Read More...

Northrup Canyon

Northrup Canyon in Shoulder Season This canyon near Banks Lake and Steamboat Rock State Park offers interesting human history, geology, and natural history. It also offers beautiful rubber necking as you loo... Read More...

Horan Natural Area

Painting by Kerry Siderius. See Kerry's watercolor gallery of other local scenes. Attractions. The Horan Natural Area is a tranquil wild area at the confluence of the Wenatchee and Columbia rivers that is on... Read More...

Columbia National Wildlife Refuge

Photo: Holy coulee! Take your pick of the scablands at Columbia Wildlife refuge. By Shelly Forster When I enlisted for the year with WenatcheeOutdoors, my head filled with exhilarating images of live-from-... Read More...