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Andy Dappen | Rocky Reach Trail — North End opens

“This has been 20 years in the making,” Bob Parlette said as he addressed a crowd of about 75 people at Lincoln Rock State Park who had assembled for a ribbon-cutting celebration of the Rocky Reach Trail on July 2. “There were times I wasn’t sure I’d live long enough to see this happen.”
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Andy Dappen | Out for a hike? Here’s how to deal with rattlesnakes

It’s been cool snake weather around Central Washington and the Wenatchee Valley this spring, so rattlesnake encounters have been uncommon thus far. The rattler in the picture to the right was found sunning itself on warm rocks in Swakane Canyon in early May. Recently WenatcheeOutdoors has received a few rattlesnake reports from hikers visiting our foothills trails in the Sage Hills and around the Horse Lake Reserve.
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Andy Dappen | Springtime naturalist courses bloom in NCW

Finally we’ve passed the gray months of winter and are headed into the season of color. Consider amping up your outdoor experience this year by taking a local naturalist course. Whether you’re interested in wildlife, native plants or local birds, there are springtime courses for telling the difference between mule’s ear (wyethia amplexicaulis) and the ears mules.
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Andy Dappen | Weathering the November grays

November — it’s the ’tweener month that’s neither autumn nor winter, sand nor snow, brown nor white, yin nor yang. November is such a desperate month that when a cold rain muddies the local trails yet fails to pile up sufficient snow for winter sports I sometimes find myself whispering blasphemy to my wife, “Wanna catch a movie?”