Entiat River Road

ATTRACTIONS. You’ll travel up a beautiful mountain valley alongside the Entiat River with rock cliffs and deep woods on either side. The area feels remote -- except for the occasional snowmobile that will pass ... Read More...

Van Creek to Sugarloaf

ATTRACTIONS. Nordic/cross-country skiers who choose to undertake this route near Leavenworth on snowed-over, groomed roads will do so because they love climbing. And because they love the fruits of climbing, wh... Read More...

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...

Righting a Wrong

Righting a Wrong by Andy Dappen The hour is late. First the uninspiring cloudy weather kept me at home working, ‘You’re not going to see anything,’ the naysaying sightseeing side of me protested. By mid-afte... 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...

The Making of a Skier

by Andy Dappen   “Did you ruin it for her?” she asks. “Possibly,” I confess. Photo by Allison Dappen. Heather during happier days (downhill skiing). Will she go back to earning her turns? Maybe... 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...