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Plain-old Nordic Skiing

There’s nothing ordinary about skiing Plain. For example, the hub of the Nordic action is a hardware store and the community’s economics are rooted in agriculture, ranching, and forestry. That would seem to make the community more of a Carhartts and snowmobiling place. Yet thanks to the seeds planted by one person, Nordic skiing has found a home here.

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Back-country Patrol, anyone interested?

I've been thinking about organizing (actually helping organize) a back-country patrol serving the Leavenworth area (from Blewett Pass to Lake Wenatchee, eventually) for the past couple years, and I wonder if there is anyone else who has had similar ideas, or would be interested in joining such a group?  It could be part of the National Ski Patrol, which would help provide support, first aid and avalanche training, at least until the group b...