Night of the Inferno

Night of the Inferno by Andy Dappen  Photos by Mike Rolfs and Heather Dappen The Sleepy Hollow Fire started Sunday afternoon (June 28). Wind propelled the fire east and south toward Wenatchee where it destro... Read More...

Whiskered Wisdom

by Andy Dappen Big ears, big nose, big hair, big brain... listen to your four-legged Yoda. Few creatures live as fully or as transparently as a dog. That’s why friends I recently visited in British Colum... 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...

The North Central Washington

The North Central Washington by Cyrus Desmarais Route Description: The North Central Washington (NCW 250) is a 254-mile bikepacking loop, starting and ending at Pybus public market in Wenatchee. Although it c... Read More...

Eightmile Lake

A fun, intermediate hike suitable for families with older children. The trail climbs to a pretty lake nestled at the base of impressive peaks in the Alpine Wilderness. The lake is great for swimming and fishing... Read More...

Pruning on the Go

It's an age of skinny budgets for land agencies. How do trail users keep trails like this one from going feral? Pruning on the Go  by Andy Dappen We live in an era of shrinking budgets for the maintenance ... Read More...