Ellensburg Round Trip

by Ray Birks As tailwinds go, usually if you get a nice one you tend to pay for it later. Most often Karma seems to be in cahoots with Mother Nature, evening things out to keep you humble. But sometimes the sh... Read More...

Lion Rock

by Ray Birks The ride to Lion Rock is a great adventure for intermediate riders or beginner riders that don’t mind some climbing and rocky roads. It delivers staggering views of the Kittitas Valley, the Enchan... Read More...

Animal Tracks Quiz

Watch the slideshow to see which animal we think made this track. Perhaps you’re on a hike and see fresh animal tracks you can’t identify. Is that paw print from a fellow hikers’ St. Bernard? Or, have you d... Read More...

River Birds Quiz

  Wood ducks nest up to 290 feet above the ground. Flightless chicks have to jump from the nest to the ground before making their first pilgrimage to the water. Here is the "waterside birds" quiz. I... Read More...

Map & Compass 101

WenatcheeOutdoors recently partnered with Cascade Subaru and Wenatchee Parks and Rec Department to run a multi-week navigation course. The course covered map reading, plotting routes on a map, taking bearings f... Read More...

Daily Double

by Brendon Morrison Editors Note: Although this post is a bit not in season, we still find it applicable as you can do these rides this time of the year as well. The day after Thanksgiving, my friend Matth... Read More...

Slithering Fauna

Written by Timothy Hohn, pictures provided by Ian Garrison “Snake!” someone suddenly cries. There’s a momentary paralysis among all who are nearby, now alert to a perceived danger. In the next few seconds, an ... Read More...

Blue Grade

Close to town (only five- to ten-minute drive) with nice views down on the town of Wenatchee, over the Rocky Reach Dam, at Burch Mountain, up the Columbia River. Maps: View our topo map (8.5’x11” portrai... Read More...