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Day becomes night at Cloudy Pass meadows

By on July 26, 2021 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Day becomes night at Cloudy Pass meadows

By Marc Dilley Night Falls is a sunset photograph of Glacier Peak from a steep meadow above Cloudy Pass Meadows, near the Cascade crest. Point 6801 on the left and Plummer Mountain on the right may also be seen, as … Continue reading

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Kid mountain climbers

By on July 26, 2021 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Kid mountain climbers

By Marlene Farrell Big adventures for siblings Bennett and Lochlan Werdell of Leavenworth began with stories. “My dad would tell us stories about all of his climbs. Then he started taking us on hikes,” said Bennett. In 2017, when they … Continue reading

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The waterfall hunter

By on July 26, 2021 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
The waterfall hunter

Most NCW waterfalls are easy to find, but may take some work to get to By Alan Moen Even since I was a kid, I’ve been fascinated by waterfalls. The sight of a river or stream taking its leap of … Continue reading

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‘Two wheels, two seats, four pedals, two riders equals double the fun’

By on June 26, 2021 in Outdoor Fun with 2 Comments
‘Two wheels, two seats, four pedals, two riders equals double the fun’

Story by Linda Reid  When Michelle and Chuck Carey began looking for a place to relocate for retirement, they knew it had to be a bicycle-friendly place.  They were also seeking pleasant weather to help propel them onto the trails … Continue reading

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Far flung & rocky

By on June 26, 2021 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Far flung & rocky

Bikepacking from Tarpiscan to Vantage by Ray Birks The Tarpiscan and Colockum areas of the Wenatchee Mountains are notoriously rocky.  It’s almost as if a giant hand swept across north central Washington, moved a large volume of rocks and deposited … Continue reading

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Stop. Look. Listen.

By on May 23, 2021 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Stop. Look.   Listen.

By Shannon Keller It’s a rare occasion when a view is so gorgeous that my husband and I pull over to the side of the road, simply to take it all in.  This was the case the other evening as … Continue reading

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It’s spring! it’s spring! it’s spring!

By on May 23, 2021 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
It’s spring! it’s spring! it’s spring!

By Diana Rigelman Bees are buzzing while dogwoods seem to bark, “Look at me! I’m all dressed up in my hot color best.”  Mother Nature has brought her splendor to the Valley once again. Perhaps the winter wasn’t really as … Continue reading

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Happy trails

By on May 23, 2021 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Happy trails

Cashmere Canyons — New front-country trail system developed through the generosity of landowners STORY AND PHOTOS  By Andy Dappen Twenty-some years ago when my wife and I moved to Central Washington, the central question for us was: Wenatchee or Cashmere?  … Continue reading

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Racing again on the other side of the pandemic

By on May 23, 2021 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Racing again on the other side of the pandemic

by Marlene Farrell So many things were taken away this past year. Luxuries like sports were a lesser priority, but it was still tough for endurance athletes like myself.  Thus, when a race in April was actually happening, the concept … Continue reading

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Cool dip in Lake Clara

By on April 25, 2021 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Cool dip in Lake Clara

By Kristen Lovene McCamey Although the trek is short on the Clara and Marion Lakes Trail — nestled in the mountains at Mission Ridge Ski Resort — its elevation gain never fails to get your heart pumping and sweat flowing.  … Continue reading

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The joy of bike riding cycles around again

By on April 25, 2021 in Outdoor Fun with 1 Comment
The joy of bike riding cycles around again

By Judy Weaver  I have loved riding a bike since I was just a kid growing up in a small town in Arizona.  My first bike was red and “used.” It was given to me by my mother’s friend because … Continue reading

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SOMEWHERE IN IOWA

By on April 25, 2021 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
SOMEWHERE IN IOWA

Chance meeting on cross-state bike ride finds a connection among the gnomes By CarolAnn Seaman RAGBRAI (Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa) is back! After a cancelation last year due to you-know-what, the famous and fabulously fun bike ride … Continue reading

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NCW Spring hikes to walk off the cooped-up blues

By on March 27, 2021 in Outdoor Fun with 1 Comment
NCW Spring hikes to walk off the cooped-up blues

Story and Photos By Alan Moen  And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks… and good in everything.  — William Shakespeare The COVID-19 pandemic, now raging worldwide for over a year, … Continue reading

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Camping in April

By on March 27, 2021 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Camping in April

Camping when it is not too hot, not too cold, not too wet, not too crowded, and usually not smoky.  Story By Linda Reid Photos by Ken reid Camping? In April?  We never would have ventured out so early when … Continue reading

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Are you serious?

By on March 27, 2021 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Are you serious?

Yes, say these cold water swimmers, there is joy in wading into 37-degree water By Susan Lagsdin In August, when a breeze sweeps across your favorite swimming beach, it’s a little shivery. In early spring, glacial runoff and blustery wind … Continue reading

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Emerging from the fog

By on February 22, 2021 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Emerging from the fog

By Marc Dilley It was one of those dimly lit mid November days in the upper Icicle Valley, where wispy clouds would roll in, blot out the sun and then, like a wave on the beach, recede then repeat the … Continue reading

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Nita Paine

By on February 22, 2021 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Nita Paine

‘I love that we provide an outlet to people to express themselves, to find out who they are’ By Susan Lagsdin The thousands of people-hours needed to create community theater productions in our region are gladly donated by hundreds of … Continue reading

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Drone over a cold Columbia River

By on January 25, 2021 in Outdoor Fun with 2 Comments
Drone over a cold Columbia River

By Ron Medeiros This is a shot of the Senator George Sellar Bridge that connects Wenatchee and East Wenatchee over the mighty Columbia River.  This was a cold winter morning as the sun was rising.  I was able to capture this … Continue reading

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Natural beauty for 2021

By on January 25, 2021 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Natural beauty for 2021

From May-October 2020, Cascadia Conservation District — a non-regulatory grant-funded organization dedicated to wise stewardship of all-natural resources — hosted a photo contest and calendar that combines appreciation for the environment with the artistic talent of local photographers.  The photo … Continue reading

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Jim and Carolyn Phillips — Don’t stop being active at any age

By on January 25, 2021 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Jim and Carolyn Phillips — Don’t stop being active at any age

By Sarah Shaffer Jim and Carolyn Phillips are local legends.  I have heard their names through the grapevine over the years as being an extremely athletic couple and eventually randomly met Jim while at a crag up the Icicle.  He … Continue reading

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Three days of running around beautiful Mount Rainier

By on January 25, 2021 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Three days of running around beautiful Mount Rainier

Story by Linda Reid I have had a life-long, intimate relationship with Mount Rainier.  In Seattle we were always grateful for days when we could say to one another, “The Mountain is out.”  My family has camped and hiked the … Continue reading

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Solitude & skiing

By on December 28, 2020 in Outdoor Fun with 1 Comment
Solitude & skiing

Even in the ‘empty nester’ years, it’s fun to strap on skis or snowshoes for a trek in the snowy wonderland Story by Linda Reid  Photos by Ken Reid This is our fifth winter living in East Wenatchee, and we … Continue reading

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Short hikes on the long PCT

By on November 24, 2020 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Short hikes on the long PCT

Story and photos  by Brad Brisbine Other than some extreme-sports, one of the most agreed-upon measure of athletic physical endurance is hiking the Pacific Crest Trail.  The 2,653-mile journey from Mexico to Canada takes several months, and is just as … Continue reading

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ZOOMING IN ON EAGLES

By on November 24, 2020 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
ZOOMING IN ON EAGLES

Story and photos  by Julanne Burts My Name is Julanne Burts and I enjoy photographing our local eagles and documenting their progress.  I suppose that sounds a little like an introduction to a 12-step program but I assure you this … Continue reading

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Riding the wind

By on October 25, 2020 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Riding the wind

By Anneka Herndon Perhaps you have looked up in the sky during the spring, summer or fall months and seen colorful balloon looking specks in the sky.  If you don’t know what you are seeing, then this article will shed … Continue reading

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High elevation adventures

By on October 25, 2020 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
High elevation adventures

with Peter Graf — a man on the run By Sarah Shaffer I had heard that Pete Graf runs all over the place, up high mountain peaks (that I have hiked and they are steep) and that he can run … Continue reading

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Four seasons add spice to our lives

By on October 25, 2020 in Outdoor Fun with 1 Comment
Four seasons add spice to our lives

Story by Linda Reid Photos by Ken Reid When we moved from the west side of the state in 2016 after living in Seattle for over 60 years, we were (and still are) asked the same question by people on … Continue reading

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Got beautiful nature photos?

By on September 28, 2020 in Outdoor Fun, Uncategorized with 1 Comment
Got beautiful    nature photos?

Mothers, daughters, mountains and dirt

By on September 28, 2020 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Mothers, daughters, mountains and dirt

by Marlene Farrell We stepped onto a trail, one after the other, until all seven of us stood on that flat dusty ribbon. And we danced! Each with our signature moves, made sillier under the hulking weight of our packs. … Continue reading

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The best views come after the toughest climbs

By on August 24, 2020 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
The best views come after the toughest climbs

by Kristen Lovene McCamey  Though there are no certainties in life, you can always count on the mountains to offer peace, beauty and space for thought.  This has been a tough year for many of us: we’ve suffered from financial, … Continue reading

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