Turkey on the Run

Photo by Steve Maher

Downhill Skiing

Photo by Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort

Nordic Skiing

Photo by Leavenworth Winter Sports Club

Smooth as glassPaddling

Photo by Frank Cone

Along the east slopesMountain Biking

Photo by Mark D. Bullard

Ski swap weather!

WENATCHEE — Want a barometer for how soon winter is approaching? Gear Swap 2Look no further than the region’s annual ski swaps.

In the Wenatchee Valley, we have two coming up. On Oct. 18, Mission Ridge Ski Team will hold its ski swap at Orchard Middle School from 8 a.m. to noon. And on Oct. 26, the Leavenworth Winter Sports Club will do likewise from 1 to 4 p.m. at Osborn Elementary School.

If you are looking for good deals on ski gear, both are ideal events to take in. Winter is coming!

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Leavenworth Marathon runners Gary Kobold, left, and Andy Sheets, both of Wenatchee, signal their approval.

LEAVENWORTH — Micah Adams of Pullman set a blistering pace to easily capture Saturday’s Leavenworth Oktoberfest Marathon in 2 hours, 38 minutes and 49 seconds.

Adams beat Dave Stephens by nearly five minutes. Adams’ winning time was 20 minutes faster than last year’s winning time posted by Quincy’s John Heikkila.

In the women’s marathon, Laura Levezo also had little trouble, finishing in 3:11:43. Read More


Trail runners take a break during the Sept. 27 Dark Side Festival.

WENATCHEE — Major ground was broken at last Saturday’s Dark Side Festival at Mission Ridge Ski and Board Resort — and in more ways than one.

The event is believed to be the first time such divergent outdoor groups as the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance, Wenatchee Valley Velo, RunWenatchee, AdventureWenatchee and Mission Ridge have worked together to pull off a joint festival.

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Twin peaks runnin May 3 2014 by Tina Tidd Trail Running
Twin peaks runnin May 3 2014 by Tina Tidd Trail Running
Twin peaks runnin May 3 2014 by Tina Tidd Trail Running
DSC_7141sm by Frank Cone Horse Lake, Mountain Biking, Sage Hills
DSC_6708sm by Frank Cone Horse Lake, Trail Running
DSC_6710 by Frank Cone Horse Lake, Trail Running
DSC_6653 by Frank Cone Sage Hills, Trail Running
avw by Frank Cone Hiking, Sage Hills
DSC_6683 by Frank Cone Mountain Biking, Sage Hills
DSC_6693 by Frank Cone Sage Hills, Trail Running
advww by Frank Cone Sage Hills, Trail Running
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