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...

Slithering Fauna

Written by Timothy Hohn, pictures provided by Ian Garrison “Snake!” someone suddenly cries. There’s a momentary paralysis among all who are nearby, now alert to a perceived danger. In the next few seconds, an ... Read More...

Five Reasons to SUP

Five Reasons to SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) by Sarah Shaffer We recently bought a SUP and have been enjoying it during these hot summer days. Here are five reasons I recommend owning one. 1.We bought a blow u... Read More...

The Waters of Omak Lake

Attractions. It’s a lake of distinctions and surprises. It’s the longest natural lake in Okanogan County. It’s the largest saline lake in Washington State. It’s a tropical blue lake surrounded by a brown desert... Read More...

Town to Summit Loop

Town to Summit Loop By Ray Birks Two riders taking a break at the Columbia River overlook. This report is part of a series, written for Wenatchee Outdoors, to document some of the classic mountain bik... Read More...