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Full tilt: Always more, bigger, better for athletic dad and family

Full tilt: Always more, bigger, better for athletic dad and family

By Steve Tidd Dr. Doug Milner is a tech-savvy dentist, who is always looking for ways to provide better care for his patients. His dental practice, Fibonacci Smile, employs 12 people, and is a bustling center of activity that anchors … Continue reading

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Doug Milner: ‘These moments are electrifying’

By Doug Milner I have so many fond memories from this last season of competing in triathlons with my girls. My favorite are centered around race day morning. In triathlon, like most endurance sports, you spend six to eight months … Continue reading

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50 year anniversary climb of Mount Adams

By on November 30, 2016 in Articles, Outdoor Fun, Sports & Recreation with 0 Comments
50 year anniversary climb of Mount Adams

By Dave Jaecks Fifty years ago — in August of 1966 — I was recently arrived in Washington and a total neophyte in mountaineering. So when fellow UW medical resident Karl Hammermeister suggested that I join him and his brother … Continue reading

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Citizen scientists

By on November 30, 2016 in Articles, Outdoor Fun, Sports & Recreation with 0 Comments
Citizen scientists

‘The power of collaboration’ as ordinary people lend to understanding of the world By Jaana Hatton If you are curious about the birds and the bees, and the flowers and the trees, you could ask Susan Ballinger. She knows a thing … Continue reading

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Camping solo

Camping solo

Story and photo By Molly Steere I tore up the gravel road leaving a trail of dust behind me, positively vibrating with a sense of adventure and escape. Yet I already had that familiar cold weight in my stomach that … Continue reading

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Is this another bad idea?

By on September 28, 2016 in Articles, Outdoor Fun, Sports & Recreation with 0 Comments
Is this another bad idea?

By Molly Steere As my husband, Toby, runs to the bathroom to throw up, I take another hit off my inhaler, pop some Sudafed, and come to terms with the fact that today will go down as another one of … Continue reading

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‘Wool Work for Wine’ fiber arts festival Sept. 25

By on September 14, 2016 in Sports & Recreation, Wine with 0 Comments

The Fourth Annual “Wool Work for Wine: A Celebration of Fiber Arts and Fine Wine” will be held at Snowgrass Winery in the Entiat Valley on Sunday, September 25, 2016, from 11 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Fiber artists, including spinners, … Continue reading

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An epic journey to Kitty Hawk in a very small plane

An epic journey to Kitty Hawk in a very small plane

By Wayne Ball Shortly after beginning flying lessons in 1956 at the age of 16, it occurred to me that landing at Kitty Hawk — the site of the Wright Brothers first flight in 1903 — would be a fun … Continue reading

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Women’s night out in nature

Women’s night out in nature

By Sarah Shaffer Once a year, my good friend Liz and I make plans for a one or two night ladies backpacking trip. This is a very sacred, special trip for us because we both have daughters that are three. … Continue reading

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Unusual activity has mom gaining confidence and losing weight

Unusual activity has mom gaining confidence and losing weight

By Jean Moraga On a breezy, sunny Sunday, Alicia Dart hoops in Cashmere’s Simpson Park, smiling, enjoying herself, as multiple hoops twirl around her legs, hands and arms. However, it wasn’t always this easy. “If you’d told me four years … Continue reading

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Paragliding Saddle Rock on Memorial Day

Paragliding Saddle Rock on Memorial Day

By Joe Gluzinski  Paraglider, harness, reserve, helmet, flight suit, gloves, flight instruments, first-aid kit and water totaling 55 pounds. With 26 years in the sport, this will be my first flight of the 2016 flying season. During the hike up … Continue reading

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3 things that might surprise you when bike commuting in Wenatchee

3 things  that might surprise you when  bike commuting in Wenatchee

By Sara Villalobos If you’ve ever considered bike commuting in Wenatchee, you might just be onto something special. We all know that biking is good exercise, and getting around on two wheels is good for the environment, but local commuter … Continue reading

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Loreto on the Baja of Mexico was more than expected

Loreto on the Baja of Mexico was more than expected

By Dave Graybill As an angler, it would be no surprise that the Sea of Cortez would attract my interest. The Sea of Cortez is known as the richest body of water on the planet with over 900 species of … Continue reading

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A regular walk on the Quiet Side

A regular walk on the Quiet Side

STORY AND PHOTOS By Marilyn Sherling Fall was in the air as we stood looking across the river at the pine tree on the far bank. That Ponderosa looked very strange, and as we lifted the binoculars to our eyes … Continue reading

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Art meets life on the loop trail

Art meets life on the loop trail

By Cameron Wood Reader Susan Droz Rankin sent in this photo of “a mixture of crack repair and paint” which she snapped while on one of her daily walks on the loop. “On previous walks, I had noticed the odd … Continue reading

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CRITTERS in my viewfinder

CRITTERS in my viewfinder

By Mike Gardner I’ve been into photography since the age of 5, watching my grandfather in his darkroom. In my early teens I received a 35mm camera from my grandfather and started shooting motorsports at Ascot Raceway in Gardena, CA, … Continue reading

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Letting the kids out

Letting the kids out

By Marlene Farrell Kids know a lot about parkour, where in a video game the hero must jump a perfect path of obstacles to avoid falling into a void. But today the kids themselves were the heroes. I was in … Continue reading

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A jump day at Lake Wenatchee Park

A jump day at Lake Wenatchee Park

By Amanda Fisher The photo of our new Park Ranger, Paul Tomas, was taken by his girlfriend, Louise Regan, shortly after they moved here from Minnesota by driving cross country. The couple have settled into a nice cabin on the … Continue reading

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Childhood memories come flooding back on a hunt for morels

Childhood memories come flooding back on a hunt for morels

Story and Photos By Lance Stegemann Clutching to an overhanging tree limb, I tried to steady myself as I dug a foothold into the steep side slope. The ground is blackened from a forest fire that took place only a … Continue reading

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Cycling the scenic Wenatchee Valley

Cycling the scenic Wenatchee Valley

By Alice Thompson We never know what kind of bikes riders will pedal in our Apple Century Bike Ride. One guy rode the entire 100 miles on a “fixie,” a fixed-gear bicycle. One of our Sunrise Rotary Club members, Dave … Continue reading

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Curious about an RV lifestyle?

Curious about an RV lifestyle?

Story by Dr. David Weber, Sr. Photos by Dr. Susan Weber Ah yes, the lure and romance of the open road… The nostalgia of Route 66. Undiscovered, quaint places. We’re tooling down the road and life is good and we … Continue reading

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A family goes hunting the wild mushroom

A family goes hunting the wild mushroom

By Marlene Farrell Photos by Kevin Farrell Last fall when Sherri Schneider agreed to take my family out for a day of mushroom hunting so I could write an article about this uncommon outdoor pursuit, she insisted that our hunting … Continue reading

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The joy of Hero Dirt

The joy of  Hero Dirt

Adam Love and a mountain bike: “You feel the burn the first couple of rides and then after that it starts to come back.” By Sara Villalobos As the snow melts and gives way to the moist earth beneath it, … Continue reading

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Jim’s canoe dream realized… finally

By on February 24, 2016 in Articles, Outdoor Fun, Sports & Recreation with 0 Comments
Jim’s canoe dream realized… finally

By Jim Garrett I was never far from a canoe during my formative years. My dad and an uncle owned a 17-foot aluminum canoe. Dad took me fishing at Jamison Lake and over to Sun Lakes many times. We paddled … Continue reading

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The making of a cowboy

By on February 24, 2016 in Articles, Outdoor Fun, Sports & Recreation with 1 Comment
The making of a cowboy

story and photos by Katherine March I called my husband, John Lehmkuhl, The Barn Slave. When he had no interest in horses, John built me two barns, put up fences, okayed the purchase of the big truck and horse trailer, … Continue reading

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Stories from the PCT

Stories from the PCT

Editor’s Note: Rich Brinkman reported on his PCT hike in the August 2015 issue, now he’s back to share the stores of a few travelers. By Rich Brinkman The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is a 2,650-mile footpath from Mexico to … Continue reading

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Pickleball great fun and easier on body

By on January 7, 2016 in Articles, Health, Sports & Recreation with 3 Comments
Pickleball great fun and easier on body

By Dr. Jim Brown I have always enjoyed sports where I had to hit a ball with a racquet or a paddle. I played some tennis in my high school years at a city park, in college I played some … Continue reading

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A winter drive to visit the Southwest parks

By on December 30, 2015 in Articles, Outdoor Fun, Sports & Recreation with 0 Comments

By Karen Keebler For years my husband Andrew and I talked about how wonderful it would be to get into our car and head to the Southwest to explore the national parks and do some hiking. Well, last winter, we … Continue reading

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Snowshoeing in the sunshine

By Dale Blair I have loved photography since I picked up a Brownie box camera as a child. Some of my photos were a bit crooked but I always loved shooting. I have shot film with everything from a 110, … Continue reading

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Fun stuff: Film festival celebrates 11 years of snow less traveled

By on November 25, 2015 in Outdoor Fun, Sports & Recreation, Videos with 0 Comments

By Gus Bekker The Backcountry Film Festival celebrates its 11th Anniversary with nine unique films aimed to inspire winter adventurers to seek the snow less traveled. Hosted by the Wenatchee-based nonprofit, El Sendero Backcountry Ski and Snowshoe Club, the Backcountry … Continue reading

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