With sunshine and pleasant temperatures forecasted for the weekend and with flowers bursting like popcorn in the surrounding hills, here’s our list of outings you should tick off soon:Hike, run, or mountain bike the Sage Hills. Start at the Horse Lake Trailhead about 3 1/2 miles up Horse Lake Road in the Wenatchee foothills and follow one of several loops ranging from 1 to 9 miles in length. This time of year the balsamroot glows like planted sunlight.
Hike Sauer Mountain. This 5 1/2-mile roundtrip trail between Peshastin and Leavenworth offers one of the valley’s most popular springtime hikes. Right now the wildflowers are an explosion of color. Note: the trail is closed to bikes.