WENATCHEE— Every year, in the Midwest and Pacific Northwest, a dramatic change takes place in the middle of summer. Anglers, content with pan fish and small nibbles throughout the beginning of the fishing season suddenly become obsessed with one date: July 1.
Finally we’ve passed the gray months of winter and are headed into the season of color. Consider amping up your outdoor experience this year by taking a local naturalist course. Whether you’re interested in wildlife, native plants or local birds, there are springtime courses for telling the difference between mule’s ear (wyethia amplexicaulis) and the ears mules.
In the middle of January, Mission Ridge lifted its early-season closure of uphill skiing at the ski resort. Now skiers willing to ski uphill under their own steam (using low-speed quads rather than high-speed ones) can use the designated ascent route.