Bygone Byways

A short, easy interpretive trail that follows along the old route of the Great Northern Railway and parallels Nason Creek. Activities: Hiking Nearest Town: Leavenworth Skill Level: 1 Fitness Level: 0 Dis... Read More...

The Case for Quilts

The Case for Quilts by Andy Dappen There are a few things that I do really well –I can eat and breathe with the best. But when life gets complicated, say when it’s time to get some sleep, I’m conspicuously in... Read More...

Trail Do’s and Don’ts

by Matt Rose How many times have you rolled into a trailhead parking lot, and hit the trail without so much as a glance toward the kiosk at the beginning? We are all guilty--especially at trailheads we use fre... Read More...

Nahahum Canyon-Radio Tower Route

A great trail for kids, dogs, and large groups. The view from above the Nahahum Canyon communication site is to Cashmere what the view from Saddle Rock is to Wenatchee - an easily accessible viewpoint above t... Read More...

Banks Lake Paddling

Banks Lake is an anomaly on several fronts. Basalt cliffs flanking the western shoreline of Banks Lake on the Cache Butte Loop. First, without extreme forces of nature and determined efforts of human eng... Read More...

Kiddo Mountain Bike Loop

Attractions: This is a great introductory mountain biking route for children. The trail is flat and smooth with an occasional short hill. Most of the trail is gravel road with some double-track and very short s... Read More...

Paddling Lake Wenatchee

Paddling Lake Wenatchee by Andy Dappen For most of the summer, Lake Wenatchee would not be a paddler's first pick for a relaxing outing. The shoreline and the waters of the lake itself bustle with city refug... Read More...