Injury Prevention 101

Cranking out a few pushups on top of Saddle Rock. Combining some calisthenics and some stretches with your outings is a good way to hone your body and avoid injury. Most runners, hikers, climbers, cyclists,... Read More...

Trial by Fire

Trial by Fire by Andy Dappen When my house nearly burned during the wildfires of 2015, crisis taught me a lot about the outdoor products I valued most. As the fire approached, my wife and I grabbed our mos... Read More...

Adjusting to Injury

by Molly Steere Eight weeks ago, I ruptured my plantar fascia (the flat band of tissue, or ligament, which runs from the back of the heel and fans out to the toes). I had plantar fasciitis and decided to go to... Read More...

Backcountry Pharmacy

In this suit-happy world, the author of this article preferred not to be identified. He's had first-aid training and is an experienced climber. He is not a medical professional.  This story and its recommendat... Read More...

Mud is Our March Madness

Note: This article by Susan Ballinger was first published in The Wenatchee World on February 21st, 2014 as a "Culture of Conservation" post within Community Connections. However, muddy trails (especially on nor... Read More...

Battle Scars

Hours after abdominal reconstructive surgery, all doped up on pain pills, I took a "selfie." Battle Scars by Sarah Shaffer A few years back I had fairly extensive surgery. Following the birth of our daughte... Read More...