Five cross country ski racers from the Wenatchee Valley have been named to the Pacific Northwest Ski Association (PNSA) team to represent the Pacific Northwest region encompassing Washington, Oregon and Idaho at the 2016 United States Ski Association Cross Country Skiing Junior National Championships.
The snowshoers started their trek uphill through the forest and morning gloom. But within an hour they were climbing into untracked powder and brilliant sunshine in the Kettle River Range. Fog filled the valleys below, but the big-footers were above it all.
Just when snow and slush might make swimming one of the farthest things from your mind, a dedicated group of early risers, believe it or not, are diving into a local pool three mornings a week to achieve their fitness goals for 2016.
The shorter, snow-covered days we’ve been experiencing the last few weeks have definitely made the outdoors less inviting. But that doesn’t mean there still aren’t some things to do outdoors, other than shoveling snow.
YAKIMA — The cross-country ski trails at Tronsen Meadow on Blewett Pass, with the sprawling view of the Stuart Range from the ridge, or the equally majestic vistas of the Goat Rocks to the west from Maintenance Shed Road at White Pass.
The snow has made it really tough to plan a trip to go fishing anywhere. It is very frustrating, as the rainbow and kokanee fishing is great at Lake Roosevelt and the steelhead fishing on many spots on the main stem Columbia and the Wenatchee Rivers should be excellent.
DEPOE BAY, Ore. — One of the greatest privileges of living in the Pacific Northwest is the knowledge that whales, those largest and most magnificent of mammals, are often seen off our coast. And while winter and spring can bring their share of headaches, those seasons also are some of the best times to spot gray whales as they migrate past shores.