Sage Fest is Back!

The foothills to the west of Wenatchee are a special place, protected from future development over the years by land purchases and preservation efforts. The trails are used by horseback riders, mountain bikers, hikers, trail runners, birders, wildflower seekers and the like.

The foothills serve as an invaluable asset to the community, necessitating careful management and guardianship. Chelan Douglas Land Trust has stepped forward to ensure sustainable access by constructing and upkeeping trails, establishing trailheads, fostering varied partnerships within the community and acquiring key land parcels.

Thanks to the efforts of hundreds of volunteers, the goal of the Chelan Douglas Land Trust is to transform the existing network of unofficial trails into a cohesive, sustainable trail network. We’re incredibly lucky to have access to extensive public lands in the hills and to benefit from the generosity of numerous private landowners who allow public passage across their property.

Annually, the Chelan Douglas Land Trust collaborates with the Central Washington Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance to organize Sage Fest. This event marks the commencement of the trail season and provides an opportunity for community members to engage in some light trail upkeep.

Join our community, Chelan Douglas Land Trust and Central Washington Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance on Saturday April 20th at Horse Lake Trailhead for the 4th Annual Sage Fest event.

Where we meet will depend on trail and road conditions, and we will provide more information on this as we get closer to the event. We’ll meet at 9:00 AM, break into groups that will be shuttled to various access points, and then regroup for a 1:00 PM BBQ. We plan to do maintenance on Sage Hills and Horse Lake trail systems. This work will be light to moderate and involve hiking 2-5 miles and using hand tools such as hoes and Mcleods along the way.

CDLT and EMBA will provide trail maintenance instruction, snacks, BBQ lunch, water to refill your own bottle, gloves, and tools. Please bring a water bottle, wear clothing you can get dirty, and wear closed-toe shoes. If you have dietary restrictions, we recommend bringing your own snacks. 

Please RSVP on the CDLT website by clicking here.


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