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Twin Peaks - Winter Options

 

In winter, the Twin Peaks area is mainly used by a few regulars who walk dogs here or who like to visit all year long. If you come up to ski or snowshoe, you can feel a world away even though you're only a few miles from Wenatchee.
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Play More - Celebrate WenatcheeOutdoors Day

We’re spending so many hours in the office that it feels like we must work for WenatcheeIndoors. Do you feel the same? Do you need a break from YourCompany Indoors? Here's how: Tell your boss you can't work March 21, 2014  because ... it's WenatcheeOutdoors Day.
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Sneak Peak - Skis for 2015

People who think that testing ski equipment is an easy, posh job know nothing.  Testing this gear is brutal work. Andy Dappen reveals the impossibility of the task set before him at the Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City as he tried to evaluate next year's AT skis.

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A Chair Encounter

Andy Dappen tells of a chance encounter giving insights into health and happiness (but not wealth). This story actually occurred at Solitude (Utah), but could have happened at Mission Ridge or Stevens Pass.
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Bug Be Gone

It’s happening earlier than normal this summer...we’re receiving word from mountain bikers riding near Lake Wenatchee and from hikers visiting the Squilchuck Basin that the vampires are emerging. How how do you keep them from sipping on your red wine?

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Map and Compass 101

WenatcheeOutdoors recently partnered with Cascade Subaru and Wenatchee Parks and Rec Department to run a multi-week navigation course. If you missed the course you can still pick up the basics from our map and compass slideshow.

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Winter Pre-Trip Planning

Winter outdoor adventures demand more thinking than most summer activities. Winter travelers need to be better attuned to snow, weather, and  terrain. Meanwhile, minor emergencies can snowball so more attention should be given to the details of an outing. Check out these notes from Week 2 of our Self-Sufficient Snowshoeing Class. 


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Gearing Up for Snowshoeing

On January 10 we ran the first session of our snowshoeing class (sponsored by Wenatchee Parks and Rec Dept and Cascade Subaru). The topic: Hardware, software, and emergency items needed for easy and adventurous snowshoe trips. Read the notes from that class.
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We’re Baack … from Disasters and Distractions

It’s been a peculiar few weeks. Around September 9, fire was lapping at the doors of the world headquarters of WenatcheeOutdoors. We were issued a Level 3 notice and were advised to evacuate the area. We didn’t flee but we did pack our computers in a car and, for several days, waited as fire approached to within a third of a mile of us...

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Outdoor Gifts for Christmas

Did you wait until the last minute to buy a Christmas present for the outdoor enthusiast in your family who seems to have everything?  It's not too late - we've compiled over a dozen items that will put a grin on the face of any hard-to-buy-for athlete on your list.