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Babcock Bench – Evergreen Creek – Columbia River

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Babcock Bench – Evergreen Creek – Columbia River

It had been around two weeks since we were last in the area and did the Babcock Bench Loop which had up to 3' of snow and multiple snow slides at an amazing 800' elevation in the desert. There was more snow than I have ever seen in the area in the 15 years I have been hiking here and two weeks later ...

Steamboat Rock

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Steamboat Rock is a large prominent Butte that rises above and is all most completely surrounded by Banks Lake in the Grand Coulee, the Butte rises some 800' out of the lake and on the top is a scab-land plateau with magnificent views up and down the sixteen plus miles of the coulee which is one ...

Dayhiking / Snowshoeing Chelan Butte 3835′

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Dayhiking / Snowshoeing Chelan Butte 3835′

We had a delayed Winter in terms of snowfall in Central Washington but when it arrived in February it did so in a big way dumping feet of snow during weeks of subfreezing temperatures, inversions, and overcast days. I believe many locations had record snowfall that persisted well into March so anyti ...

Babcock Bench Loop

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Babcock Bench Loop

We were looking for a snow-less hike during this cold and snowy winter which has broken many temperature and snowfall records around Central Washington so we figured we would head to Babcock Bench in the desert near the Columbia River and while we were not expecting an absence of snow the 1-3 feet c ...

Dayhiking Beehive Mountain 4580′

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Dayhiking Beehive Mountain 4580′

One of the quick hikes with access year around is Beehive Mountain just South of Wenatchee, Washington which had a lookout on it's summit once upon a time. There are a couple man-made lakes /reservoirs as you hike up. The standard route begins in a pullout off the road to Mission Ridge Ski Resort an ...

Hoka One One 2019 Sky Series Hiking

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I have been an advocate for Hoka One One's ultralight aggressive and highly cushioned running  and hiking footwear since the original Speedgoat and Speed Hiker Mid became available in the United States in fact my first Speed Hikers were imported from the UK and they eventually relieved me fro ...

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