One foot into the chilly water of Fernan Lake was the motivation I needed: I would not be falling off that paddleboard. And I didn’t, which says more about the peaceful waters and the calm teaching of Kym Murdoch than my own poor technique. “You’re doing fine,” said Murdoch, the owner of Coeur d’Alene Paddleboard Company, who discovered the sport five years ago in Hawaii. She liked it so much, she was teaching the sport three months later. “I just fell in love with it,” Murdoch said. “It’s super easy, ...
National Get Outdoors Day is Saturday, and local outdoor groups will be congregating at Pybus Public Market between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. to give you a sampling of outdoor opportunities around the Wenatchee Valley.
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.
WENATCHEE — A little more than three miles from victory Saturday, Marlene Farrell was bouncing along in a Wenatchee Foothills meadow drunk with wildflowers — with eventual runner-up Sarah Barkley bearing down on her — when she shouted to a spectator, “No rest for the weary on this run!”
GRAND COULEE — Employees with the Colville Tribal Fish and Wildlife Department say ever since a new spot near Grand Coulee Dam reopened to fishing last month, fishermen have been unclear about licensing requirements.