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Between a Rock and a Long Fall

 Like a fish, hungry for outdoor sports, I eagerly took the bait when he offered to take me rock climbing.  He’d been climbing for decades and it seemed foolish to pass up the lesson he was offering me.  Having only a few climbing experiences under my belt, I wanted to learn more about this bizarre sport.


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Skiing Dragontail: Triple Dare, Triple Scare

When John Plotz first climbed Dragontail's Triple Couloir eight years ago he was on the edge of his climbing comfort. Last weekend he returned to ski, the beast. The pictures are stomach-churning enough ... but watch the video at the end.

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Mt. David Hike

Hikes don’t get a whole lot prettier than this one up Mt. David, located at the end of the White River Road near Lake Wenatchee. It’s a 16-mile trip with a vertical mile of elevation gain – making it the kind of ordeal sado-masochists love. But it’s too pretty to be either sadistic or masochistic. 

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Bay Watch

This article by Tom Reese in The Seattle Times, discussing the Union Bay wetlands that are part of the 320-acre University of Washington Botanic Gardens, is thoughtful and nicely written. It might give you ideas for an outing during your next trip to Seattle. It also harkens to what makes our lifestyle so special throughout the Wenatchee Valley....
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Getting High on Low Snow

Leavenworth skier, Shane Wilder, loves this year’s above-average, low-elevation ski touring in the surrounding hills. In this story, he skis out Leavenworth’s backdoor (Snow Creek Trail) and ascends Wedge Mountain. It’s a story about convenience, goats, turning…and those moments of magic the mountains bestow upon us.
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Eightmile Enlightenment

Trails mirror the company we share them with. Trails can be mute cells of solitary confinement or chatty confession chambers. They can be storied trips to new corners of the world or, as we discover while skiing Eightmile Mountains, roads to Enlightenment. 

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Ice Climbing - January Conditions

Mark Shipman reports in on January 29, 2008 and tells where the ice is hot ...or, rather, where it's nice. Ice conditions at Icicle Buttress, Snow Creek Wall, Tumwater Canyon, Careno Crag and more are all covered. In this picture (taken on Sunday) Curt Haire picks his way up Icicle Buttress.

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Ice Condition Report: 12/12/07

 Local ice meister Mark Shipman wrote to say: 
"Ice is forming rapidly up the Icicle.  I haven't been climbing yet, 
but I hope to get at least some climbing in on Thursday. "

We will be posting ice condition reports as we receive them, so let us know what you've climbed, what you thought about the conditions, where you know conditions to be phat, where the ice still needs time to plump out....