Sun Lakes Dry Falls Loop

Sun Lakes - Dry Falls Loop Hike by Fred Stanley In early January minimal snow cover offered excellent hiking east of the Columbia.  On bare, dry ground, Lori Contratto, Fred Dunham, and I explored a portion... Read More...

Wenatchee City-Walk or Run

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...

Ephrata Community Trails

by Ray Birks and Andy Dappen Attractions: Open shrub steppe riding on good trails that drain well, make this a good place to ride in spring (flowers and greenery), fall (blonde grasses and golden light), a... Read More...

Winter Warmth

Winter Warmth by Andy Dappen and WenOut board members Andy Dappen is the WenOut Board Chair and an all-around outdoor enthusiast. Winter is backcountry skiing time for him. Finally I’m beginning to s... Read More...

MicroSpikes-Studded Tires for Feet

by Andy Dappen It’s a transitional time of year. There’s not the usual snow pack for Nordic skiing, backcountry skiing, or snowshoeing, but enough ice on trails to make the slip-factor ripe for body slams. Kid... Read More...

Ribbon Mesa

Charlie Hickenbottom sent us an interesting suite of hikes to the Ribbon Mesa area near Entiat and accessed directly from Highway 97. He compiled the hikes, parking information, and different walks into a very ... Read More...

Beezley Hills-Monument Hill

Attractions: In the shoulder seasons of late fall or early spring when mud or snow is making access to the Cascades or the Cascadian foothills an unpleasant proposition, these open hills near Quincy are of... Read More...

Getting Wide Around the Middle

By Adam Vognild For a guy who loves the outdoors and who geeks out on gear, I’m on the slow side when it comes to pulling the trigger and getting the latest-greatest. Since the mid-90’s skis have been getti... Read More...

Rock Island Grade

The base of the climb. This is a good spot to park and unload your gear. You are heading to the top! Attractions: This is a good out-and-back ride for training and a good one to sample some of the regi... Read More...