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), and,... 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...