Spider Meadows

by Sarah Shaffer The view from the base of the meadows looking up toward Spider Gap. Picture by Sarah Shaffer. The fun fluff balls of the sub-alpine. Picture by Sarah Shaffer. Spider Meadows had be... 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...

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...

Injury Prevention 101

Cranking out a few pushups on top of Saddle Rock. Combining some calisthenics and some stretches with your outings is a good way to hone your body and avoid injury. Most runners, hikers, climbers, cyclists,... 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...