LEAVENWORTH— Take one of the area’s growing activities, add some renaissance flair and you get paddleboard jousting, one of the planned activities Osprey Rafting of Leavenworth is putting on to raise money for victims affected by the Carlton Complex Fire.
The Great Divide Mountain Bike Route makes the few entrants who brave such an event climb more than 200,000 vertical feet by the time the trek concludes, equivalent to scaling Mount Everest seven times.
WENATCHEE — Wenatchee experienced a flash from the past at the Super Oval on Saturday. The track hosted two of the oldest race series in the Pacific Northwest: the West Coast Vintage Racers, a club of 1960’s-era speed hounds, and the CAN/AM Early Stocks, a crew of 1930’s coupes with massive horsepower.
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.