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Hot weather? No problem — take a cool trip

It’s been hot lately — hot enough to poach eggs on the roof of sun-exposed cars, and hot enough to bake brains in the ovens of sun-exposed skulls. The weekend ahead calls for a slight reduction in the thermostat. Likely it will be warm enough to sweat but not so hot as to cook. If you’re looking to get outdoors this weekend, here are some ideas:

Cashmere native places in Belgium race

SANKT VITH, Belgium — Cashmere native Cole Paton finished 16th overall in a recent cross country mountain bike race in the 17 and under age category.

Chinook are waiting in our own back yard

WENATCHEE — Steadily, salmon are moving past sweltering downtown Wenatchee, swimming silently deep in the currents resolute in reaching their home tributary to breed and finish their life’s journey. As temperatures heat the streets, the serious angler plans for the hour when he might battle a king into his boat.

Statewide burn ban now in effect

The Department of Natural Resources announced a statewide burn ban effective July 1 through Sept. 30 on all DNR protected lands.
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Return of the kings

Twenty-four thousand, eight-hundred and seventy-five Chinook salmon crossed the Wanapum Dam as of Monday.
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It’s time to enjoy the local whitewater

Last summer I was still using the whitewater kayak on the Wenatchee River as late as July 28. Last year, however, the winter and spring snowpacks were abnormally plump, and regional rivers ran well above historic averages throughout the summer.

Working vacation for fishing guide

The Grande Ronde River in June offers the rare pleasure of hot fishing and no crowds — a treat that’s savored as much by a fishing guide as it is by the average angler. “This is the most relaxing guiding I do all year,” said Clarkston-based outfitter Toby Wyatt as he stashed an arsenal of spinning and fly-fishing rods along the gunnels of his drift boat.
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Busy summer set for Northwest cyclists

With memories fading of cold spring rains, bicyclists have little to dampen their spirits for a plethora of organized cycling events scheduled throughout the summer. The list includes low-key local rides such as the Spokane Summer Parkways event on Spokane’s South Hill on June 19.

Bug be gone

It’s happening earlier than normal this summer. We’re receiving word at WenatcheeOutdoors.org from mountain bikers riding near Lake Wenatchee and from hikers visiting the Squilchuck Basin that the vampires are emerging. I’m not talking “Twilight;” I’m talking about those pesky blood suckers that have you posing testy questions like, ”Why did God create mosquitoes?” Answer: Some mosquitoes are pollinators; many are food for amphibians, reptiles, other insects and migratory birds; and some fish feast on mosquito eggs. The other common question: How do I keep these fiends from feasting on ...

Pikeminnow derby to be held this weekend

EAST WENATCHEE — The East Wenatchee Rotary Club will hold the 21st Annual Pikeminnow Derby this weekend. There is over $10,000 in prizes given out to participants. Fishing will be held on the Columbia River between Rock Island Dam and Wells Dam. The cost is $20 for adults; children 14 and younger are free with a paying adult. Tickets are available at Hooked on Toys and Bi-mart. Brochures that cover all rules and regulations are available at both locations.

Wildlife and recreation program has proven its worth

In a perfect Olympia, state lawmakers would give the same consideration to funding Eastern Washington programs as they do for those on the West Side. Native wildlife habitat protection would be evaluated on par with developing soccer fields.
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‘Mirage’ McBride races to first Red Devil title

CASHMERE — Chad McBride had plenty to deal with Saturday in the Red Devil Challenge 25K Trail Run. He maneuvered through some muddy patches, went up hill to the tune of about 3,800 feet, and crossed two streams not once but twice. But it wasn’t what lay before him in the Wenatchee National Forest that caused the most concern. It was what was behind him.