Experiences from Wenatchee, Leavenworth, Methow Valley, Lake Chelan and surrounding territories.
We cross the gravel road and start the climb up Lewis Butte. It’s late-November in the Methow and this hike, though not thought of much throughout the rest of the year, is suddenly popular again...
COMMENTS: At F&C, we've noticed that our mission is somewhat encapsulated by a couple of viral hashtags that will once again make their rounds this weekend.
After hiking up several switchbacks, Esmeralda Peak became increasingly outstanding with the November sun glaring against the rock and snow.
Sitting in our cushy Merc seats we traveled to the places only scientist have been allowed to experience, true armchair traveler status for sure. However, it was
COMMENTS: I finally did it. I got my trusty road bike out of the shed, tuned her up and went for a ride on the Little Wenatchee River Road...
COMMENTS: From the metal cage of my car I can hear the tapping of rain on the roof, the rocks, and the puddles around me.
COMMENTS: Crowds of people summited Mount Adams this year, but these two stole the show. I had never seen
COMMENTS: My car strove to meet the distinct line of the season’s first storm as I pointed toward Washington Pass. Monoliths on both sides
COMMENTS: Scrabbles of week-old snow are slung against the coldest contours. I've come to this familiar swath of the Okanogan again today to listen intently to the land and its coveys of grouse hoping I can become more worthy of their harvest. Instead of hooting I hear only
COMMENTS: With an early Thursday departure and a freshly brewed coffee from Good Mood Food, we made our way to the Colchuck Lake Trailhead.
COMMENTS: The drabness of late summer is gone, supplanted by these mercenaries of color. They proselytize to the mist while I sing silently to my notebook; sparse raindrops blot my words.
COMMENTS: We hit the road early and made it to Twisp by 7 AM--grabbed a coffee, then flew up the highway to Winthrop where we
COMMENTS: With my wife just finishing another long day of meetings at her teachers' conference, I can tell from her text messages that she's tired.
COMMENTS: I happen to sell booze for a living (partially) which makes for really great experiences in really great places all over a large portion of Washington State. I load up the car with cases of
COMMENTS: A business trip from Spokane offers a chance for my first visit to Wenatchee's famed Pybus Market. Earlier this summer, I was in San Francisco at the historic Ferry Terminal. What happens in San Fran happens in Wenatchee...
COMMENTS: It's not babysitting when you're the dad; that's called parenting. After my wife is all set up at her work conference at the Coast Hotel and Wenatchee Convention Center, it's the girls and me for the next eight hours or so. No sweat, right? Step one: treat yo self.
COMMENTS: At last we were off together--time away from home, from work (almost), and of course children (whom I love, really). I think we can all recognize the need to
COMMENTS: In the middle of the middle, I enjoy a sunset over Vantage Bridge and Wanapum lake. The dropping sun brandishes the muted desert colors with chrome—dusty to fuchsia, lavender to violet.
COMMENTS: From this summit at the heart of the Enchantments, the midday sun hammers the back of my neck, tempered by a breeze that tugs the collar of my shirt and tousles strands of hair that have escaped my helmet.
COMMENTS: Most of us know it as Wild Horses Monument, but David Govedare of Chewelah named his sculpture after a Great Spirit gifting horses to the land. As I drove eastbound on I-90, a bright blaze combed the grassy bluff toward the pack of wild horses.
COMMENTS: We play the odds for one reason: the Enchantments—Eastern Washington’s access to the Cascades. I feel pride for this lower-altitude range with its briery granite peaks and lakes the color of tin and steel.
COMMENTS: A bustling business with countless familiar faces. It seems the people who discover McGlinn's never
COMMENTS: Highlighted colored umbrellas provide shade for an otherwise graytone walk-way. The flow of beer never
COMMENTS: After explaining to the barista the virtue and value of Ibex I trucked back to home base and we loaded up the
COMMENTS: Exchange of pleasantries upon entry, a long three days of festival festivities has not burdened this affable group of extroverted employees. The chemistry is