NCW — Say aloha to the sunshine as wild weather is forecast with snow initially falling late Monday, and then quickly shifts to gusty winds, heavy rain and a high avalanche danger, which won’t be a pretty sight on the hillsides for skiers and snowboarders.
Awhile back I listened to Maureen Boswell, a registered dietician and a health-fitness instructor, talk to Wenatchee High School athletes about sports nutrition. Maureen has written articles for WenatcheeOutdoors in the past and on this evening she discussed the importance of proper nutrition before and during exercise if you hope to perform your best. This information had seen some tweaks and refinements since I’d been exposed to it last. What had seen more than tweaks and refinements was the newer research indicating that when you eat and drink after hard ...
WENATCHEE — Last winter, when Niles and Cyrus Desmarais first started tossing around the idea of running the length of Washington’s Cascades, they pondered the thought of doing it by traversing the mountain range tops from Canada to Oregon.
Attractions: This ride offers beautiful views, and riding Old Blewett Pass Highway is kind of like mountain biking on your road bike — on pavement, but on a “bike path through the forest.” It can also be ridden on a mountain bike. This adventure offers historical content at the information kiosk located on the West side of the pass, along with remnants of stone fireplaces from a structure long gone. Did you know Blewett Pass used to have a ski lodge?
WENATCHEE — The first-year Wenatchee Valley Hell Hounds will play their first match of the season against the Seattle Quake at Confluence State Park, starting at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. Admission is free, and is the first of seven games on the Hell Hounds’ schedule during Pacific Northwest Rugby Union play this season.
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. Our girls are six days apart and have known each other since they were three months old. First comes planning for the trip, which involves asking husbands or relatives to watch our kiddos. Logistics ensue, and luckily we usually figure it out.
In 2014, a study prepared for the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO) found that outdoor recreation statewide generates $21.6 billion a year in spending on trips and equipment. Over $477 million of that was attributed to Chelan and Douglas counties. That study quantified what had already been widely acknowledged — that outdoor recreation has become a major player in the world of economic impact in our two-county area. It became evident, through a series of discussions with those connected to outdoor rec here, that there was a need ...
When folks from the west side of the Cascades have a yearning for sunshine and warm weather, they jump in their cars, trucks, vans, SUVs and motorhomes and head for Eastern Washington — by the droves, I might add. Conversely, when the temperatures around NCW are inching upwards into the triple digits, we look for cooler environs on the west side of the mountains.
Our eighth day started bright and sunny as we hiked through the Hanging Gardens. The area lived up to its reputation, consisting of a wide ridge with scattered high alpine meadows, flower fields, small lakes, copses of trees, expansive views and many idyllic campsites. Animals like the area, too, and we saw all manners of tracks.