Leavenworth

A Tale of Two Hashtags

A Tale of Two Hashtags

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. 

Take to the Ridge

Take to the Ridge

COMMENTS: From the top of the Icicle Ridge, you can see the Wenatchee Mountains trundling across the horizon. They look like enormous peaks of dough folded over your grandmother’s hands.

Spring Ride

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... 

Winter Gravlax

Winter Gravlax

As a Pacific Northwesterner, I like to think we have a lot in common with the Nordic folks across the globe

How Plans Change

How Plans Change

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.

Fall: A Look Back

Fall: A Look Back

COMMENTS: Looking back, these are the reasons I weekend-warriored my way from Spokane to the Alpine Lakes Wilderness three times in October... 

Through the Forest Have I Gone

COMMENTS: With an early Thursday departure and a freshly brewed coffee from Good Mood Food, we made our way to the Colchuck Lake Trailhead.

River Sunsets

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.

Summit Post

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.

Small Victories

COMMENTS: "Do you have outdoor seating?" Perched up high watching the barrage of traveler's below (the word "tourist" has been

Bratwurst Comedians

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

(Un)Official Center of Town

COMMENTS: Long waits, long lines, friendly staff. Two of those are true or perhaps the first was just masked by the third. As a former