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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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Surfing on Lake Chelan?!

By on August 24, 2020 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Surfing on Lake Chelan?!

Technology brings beach sport to wave-less inland lakes By Todd Strahm Imagine flying above the water but still being connected to the water.  Your mind is stimulated as it tries to comprehend the reality of it all. Your feet are … Continue reading

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Everesting Mission

By on August 24, 2020 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Everesting Mission

In this challenge, cyclists ascend the same amount of elevation as one would by climbing Mount Everest from sea level — in one continuous go By Mark Shaffer “Nobody said it was easy. Oh, it’s such a shame for us … Continue reading

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SASQUATCH!

By on August 24, 2020 in Outdoor Fun with 1 Comment
SASQUATCH!

Fact or fiction — hummm… you decide Story and photos BY BRAD BRISBINE My friend Gordy, a biologist, has turned his attention from freshwater dolphins to grizzly bears. He hopes to observe them in the North Cascades.  Knowing that I’ve … Continue reading

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Julie’s excellent urban adventure

By on July 25, 2020 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Julie’s excellent urban adventure

By Julie Campos Along with my husband Juan, I’ve participated in marathons on all seven continents.  I was an avid runner. I describe myself as a “late-in-life” athlete as I didn’t take up distance running until my mid-40s.  When my … Continue reading

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Escape to the mountains

By on July 25, 2020 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Escape to the mountains

Story by Kristen Lovene McCamey Photos by Kristen Lovene Mccamey  and Kyle Christensen My name is Kristen McCamey and I am a Wenatchee local.  The valley has always been home base for me — a place to recharge my battery, … Continue reading

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Riding the Lady Cat to Stehekin

By on July 25, 2020 in Outdoor Fun with 1 Comment
Riding the Lady Cat to Stehekin

Photos by Ken Reid Experiences have become our family’s new preference when it comes to gift-giving.  When those experiences incorporate multi-generational together time, all the better.  Last year, for example, for my 70th birthday, we had a day on the … Continue reading

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Chasing the Milky Way… and a comet

By on July 25, 2020 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Chasing the Milky Way… and a comet

By Marilyn Sherling First off, let me give you my photographer’s credentials.  I have none. I am an amateur photographer who loves taking photos as a hobby.  So, what you see here is a result of that interest. When I … Continue reading

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Harnessing the wind at Wild Horse

By on June 22, 2020 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Harnessing the wind at Wild Horse

A long-held wish to visit the wind farm finally turns into a wind-chill reality story By Linda Reid photos by ken reid Something about those other-worldly wind turbines that dot the landscape has always fascinated me. In our travels across … Continue reading

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Why two retired apple growers sail

By on June 22, 2020 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Why two retired apple growers sail

Why two retired apple growers sail By Sharon Podlich I grew up in northern Vermont. Spent lots of time on lovely lakes, but never sailed. I like relaxed journeys. I resemble the description a friend once gave of his wife … Continue reading

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Sailing in the time of COVID-19

By on June 22, 2020 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Sailing in the time of COVID-19

Editor’s note: In the March 2018 issue, Sharon Podlich wrote about how she and her husband, Chuck, retired from growing apples in Orondo, bought a 44-foot sailboat they named Top Cider, and went on a sailing adventure off of Baja, … Continue reading

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The Fryingpan Fifty

By on June 22, 2020 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
The Fryingpan Fifty

How many wildflowers can be seen on a stroll at Mount Rainier? Let’s count among a rainbow of colors by Andy Dappen It’s known as one of Mt. Rainier’s most spectacular hikes. Some love it for the in-your-face views of … Continue reading

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Caden Stockwell: ‘Every race is challenging because everyone has that hunger to win, not just you’

By on June 22, 2020 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Caden Stockwell: ‘Every race is challenging because everyone has that hunger to win, not just you’

By Sarah Shaffer I first met Caden Stockwell when one of our WenatcheeOutdoors team members bought a road bike from him.  We were coming back from skate skiing and Caden said he skate skis, too.  I learned that Caden is … Continue reading

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Goathead Warrior

By on May 25, 2020 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Goathead Warrior

Ridding the Valley of those thorns that puncture bike tires and wound dog paws By Doug Pauly A tall, white-haired guy in a camo hat walking down the street with a shovel, leather gloves and a black garbage bag makes … Continue reading

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Breakdown in the Palisades

By on May 25, 2020 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Breakdown in the Palisades

Where to turn when a fun adventure gets stalled in a cell phone dead zone By Annamarie Harden In mid-April, my sister and I decided to go for a drive out to the Palisades up to Douglas Creek.  We loaded … Continue reading

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Flipping over Zambia

By on May 25, 2020 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Flipping over Zambia

Kayaking in a boiling river, just downstream from one of the 7 wonders of the world by Tom Potter Zambia is home to an experience on every whitewater kayaker’s dream list: the Zambezi River.  As a natural border between Zambia … Continue reading

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Yoga in the Yukon

By on May 25, 2020 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Yoga in the Yukon

By Jan Albin-Bullock The sun is well above the horizon and because it is July in the north, I know that it will light the sky until midnight.  I find a flat place on the pebble beach, careful to avoid … Continue reading

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Finding balance

By on April 27, 2020 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Finding balance

By Kai Knell I just wanted to send you a picture because I had a great time today.    I am currently a member at the Wenatchee Row and Paddle Club and I rode my Onewheel down to the boat … Continue reading

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Walking in Wenatchee

By on April 27, 2020 in Outdoor Fun with 2 Comments
Walking in Wenatchee

What? Her walk? Yes, and the sights and people she sees are soul enriching By Darlene Matule  Years ago, if someone had told me I’d someday be living in downtown Wenatchee — in an old fruit warehouse — I’d have … Continue reading

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Sweet joy of a child’s first fish

By on March 23, 2020 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Sweet joy of a child’s first fish

By Dave Graybill The last weekend in April is one of the biggest events in state.  Hundreds of thousands of friends and families gather together, some of them for the only time of the year.  What’s the occasion?  It’s the … Continue reading

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Kids in the snow

By on February 25, 2020 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Kids in the snow

Learning goes both ways when school kids get fitted with snowshoes By Joe Anderson In the fall of 2018 I was asked by Sara Rolfs to get involved in taking elementary students snowshoeing. Since I was a retired schoolteacher, EMT, … Continue reading

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Tom Potter’s motto for life: LIVE IT!

By on February 25, 2020 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Tom Potter’s motto for life: LIVE IT!

‘Find things that test you, scare you, force you to commit fully, and do them.  The results will be astounding.’ By Sarah Shaffer Tom Potter is someone we have heard a lot about from local athletes as a charismatic, inspiring … Continue reading

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