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Free Bike Maintenance Clinic - March 26

Many bicyclists are stymied by flat tires, loose brakes, derailed chains, and other simple problems. Rather than delaying your riding for weeks getting the bike to and from a shop, learn how to fix those common repairs yourself. Bring your bike to this evening clinic and we'll help you get it road/trail ready.

+22 22 votes

Land Trust Goes Big

Recently the Land Trust announced the biggest fund-raising campaign ever launched by a non-profit in the Wenatchee Valley. The Land Trust hopes to raise $8.1 million and double the amount of protected open space in the Wenatchee Foothills. Cascade Subaru sees this as an important step in maintaining the region's livability and has become a title sponsor at the $50,000 level.
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Fledging Snowshoers Spread Wings

The emails started flying Friday morning. A week after the end-of-course final trek, the graduates of the Wenatchee Outdoors Snowshoeing Class were eager to put new knowledge to the test. Destination: Peak 6,056 beyond Clara Lake.


+24 24 votes

Tronsen Cardinal Points Tour

Despite the early-winter, splendid-snow conditions that we enjoyed around Central Washington, it’s been six weeks since measurable snow fell on the peaks surrounding Blewett Pass. Now the north-facing ski lines off Diamond Head and Windy Knob are tired and scarred from over-use. No matter. The Blewett Pass environs offer a warehouse of other interesting ski tours that few bother to visit.

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Snowshoeing Navigation

The final class in the WenatcheeOutdoors snowshoeing course focused on backcountry navigation. These notes from the class discuss navigational tools (maps, compass, GPS) and tips for effectively using them.
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Avalanche ABCs for Snowshoers

For the third installment of the WenatcheeOutdoors Snowshoeing course Tom Janisch presented on avalanche awareness. Here are notes from the class, with info on avalanche statistics, avalanche mechanics, evaluating hazards, slide warning signs, and field tests for snow stability.

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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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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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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

In January we will run our 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. The following gear information will be covered in greater detail.