The North Face Endurance Challenge was looming. It boasted breathtaking views along redwood lined forest trails, but along with the scenery came a punishing 6,300 feet in elevation gain. I knew that I would finish, but I also knew that I had injured myself running far fewer miles with virtually no elevation to contend with. So how to get through this without maiming myself irreversibly? I actually trained for this race. And don’t be shocked; I think many of you can, too.
WENATCHEE — Chelan County commissioners appear close to taking a local boater’s advice and banning large woody debris — often, entire dead fruit trees — placed in Lake Chelan to mitigate for dock construction.
In a presentation that was educational and entertaining told to a standing-room-only audience at the Wenatchee River Institute on Jan. 14, biologist David Moskowitz recounted his adventure of following the 1,200-mile-long trail of a GPS-collared wild wolf, named OR7, from its birth place near Oregon’s Eagle Cap Wilderness to its new territory near the Oregon-California border in the hills near Ashland, Ore.
WENATCHEE — The Bundle Up 1K children’s run drew hundreds of participants on Saturday as part of Downtown Wenatchee’s Bundle Up Fest. The run is a fundraiser for the Wenatchee High School’s cross country program. More than 600 people pre-registered for the 1 kilometer race.
Registration is open now for the 11th annual Methow Conservancy Conservation Course, which starts Jan. 26. This six-week, once-a-week course will take an in-depth look at the Carlton Complex fires, short- and long-term ecological effects of fire, and ecological recovery.