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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 ...

Ancient Lakes Coulee Loop, Central Washington

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Ancient Lakes Coulee Loop, Central Washington

It is often hard to believe a forecast of a single sunny, blue sky day book-ended by bad weather in January, but I hoped for the best and prepared for the worst a hiker has to do what a hiker has to do so with that in mind we were off to Ancient Lakes / Pothole Coulees West of Quincy, WA. located in ...

Dayhiking Swakane Canyon and Peak

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Dayhiking Swakane Canyon and Peak

From the large front window of our house I can look across the Wenatchee Valley and Burch Mountain's East shoulder at Lower Entiat Ridge as is falls to it's Eastern terminus at the Columbia River in Central Washington, sandwiched between Entiat Ridge and Burch Mountain is Swakane Canyon technically ...

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