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...

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...

Bikepacking

by Andy Dappen Single track riding along Tronsen Ridge. Some parts of the ridge are rocky and technical. Still this load-carrying system worked well. Keeping it light is crucial. “If any one passes us,... 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...

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...

Love of Lakes

Written By: Andy and Allison Dappen Most of us know recreationalists who are both crazy and quirky about lists. They may be mountaineers ticking off the 100 highest peaks in Washington State or striving to rea... 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...