MicroSpikes-Studded Tires for Feet

by Andy Dappen It’s a transitional time of year. There’s not the usual snow pack for Nordic skiing, backcountry skiing, or snowshoeing, but enough ice on trails to make the slip-factor ripe for body slams. Kid... Read More...

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...

Ski Conditioning

Although this article is a bit on the older side, this exercise program for ski conditioning still is pertinent. If you haven't started skiing yet this season, get going and follow the workout below to get in s... Read More...

The Squat

by WenOut Staff Sports of all kinds require a base level of fitness to perform well. With the extremely wide range of sports to play in the Wenatchee Valley, it is best to keep your training broad, general, an... Read More...

Sports Nutrition Made Simple

by Andy Dappen Awhile back I listened to Maureen Boswell, a registered dietician and a health-fitness instructor, talk to Wenatchee High School athletes about sports nutrition. Maureen has written articles for... Read More...

Explorer 130 Pole

By Andy DappenMy wife and I both grab for these poles first whenever we head out for a hike. A problem arises when we head out to do something together. Who’s gonna get our one pair of Exped Explorer 130 poles?... Read More...

Lessons of the Nearly Crippled

Lessons of the Nearly Crippled             by: Andy Dappen It was DAD (Dawn and Dusk) Patrol Wednesday. Matt Dahlgreen and I had embarked on one of those trips our wives envision as a picture of Hell rat... Read More...