Guidebook

Ancient Lakes-Loop to Loop

  Ancient Lakes-Loop to Loop by Andy Dappen The November shoulder season has descended like rain from heaven. Actually, it has descended because of the rain from heaven. A frigid and unpleasant mixt... Read More...

Wenatchee-City Runs

Running – there’s no quicker way to get outdoors. There’s also no easier, cheaper way to acquire the frequent aerobic exercise a body needs to stay fit. And, around these parts, there’s no need to contend with ... Read More...

Wenatchee to Sweden

Wenatchee to Sweden by Mark Shaffer I have always had an affection for mnemonics. When I need to memorize facts or lists, I will spend great lengths of time arranging the data in such a way so that they form ... Read More...

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...

Vantage Sand Dunes

The cliff-lined coulees and desert landscape around Frenchman Coulee and Echo Basin (near Vantage) gives visitors some different daydreaming opportunities. For starters the scenery is right out of a Spaghetti W... Read More...

Wildlife Viewing at Crescent Bar

Wildlife Viewing at Crescent Bar By Jaana Hatton The Crescent Bar Recreation area is mostly considered to be a watersports and golfing spot. However, there is another aspect to it: wildlife viewing. While mos... Read More...

Black Peak & Corteo Peak

Black Peak (8970’) and Corteo Peak (8080’+) by Jim Brisbine August 4-7, 2017 For our 15th annual Mid-Summer Climbing Trip I teamed up with Jon, Todd, Eric, and Adam for a bid on Black Peak and Corteo Peak ne... Read More...

Smart Tubing

By Andy Dappen "Smart" and "tubing" border on being mutually exclusive words— inner tubes were designed to inflate tires, not float rivers. If you want a smart craft, look to rafts, kayaks, canoes, maybe ev... Read More...

River Relaxin’

It took me twelve years, but I finally experienced the requisite summer activity for this valley: I floated the river. There are a lot of floating options in the Leavenworth area and I have wanted to partak... Read More...

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