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...

Adams-Lost & Found

Adams-Lost and Found by Andy Dappen “Do you really want to rummage around there? There could be a body in those sleeping bags.” The shredded and abandoned tent. The scene at the Lunch Counter halfway u... 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...

Chiwawa River (Lower)

An unexpected crack in the family schedule springs me free for the afternoon. The Chiwawa River is running at 1,400 cfs (an excellent level), and I find a paddling partner after one phone call. Thirty minut... 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...

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