Outdoors


Guide Aaron Peterson (left) and a Fish Camp attendee with a typical Chinook salmon. Courtesy Rob Iman
After a 2020 hiatus because of the Coronavirus Pandemic, it was wonderful to head back to the Peach Beach RV Park in the Columbia River Gorge this week to participate in Ed Iman’s annual Fish Camp. This event has been going on for almost 20 years now and brings together a combination of outdoors...

Top 1st place was James Adams with a time of 32:31. He is pictured with Viki Downey. Trinada Caro/LCM
Judy Phelps and Viki Downey, along with many amazing volunteers, held their 10th Annual Lake Chelan Swim on September 11 in Manson. The 73 registered swimmers kicked off their swim at Willow Point Park and ended a mile and a half down lake at Manson Bay Park. First to arrive was James Adams ...
Fishing Reports: Columbia River Gorge: At Gorge Outfitters Supply in Rufus, Megan Eshleman reports anglers are catching Chinook salmon off the mouth of the Deschutes River but winds have kept anglers off the water for several days during the past week. Walleye fishing remains consistently good...

Courtesy USFS
Wenatchee - Due to prolonged, extreme fire conditions the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest is expanding current fire restrictions to include recreational shooting effective immediately . The expanded fire restrictions prohibit discharging a firearm on all lands, roads and trails within the...

The aftermath of my latest overnight camping trip. Courtesy John Kruse
It’s something I’ve done a hundred times before. Have the dog jump into the cab of the truck, go find a remote place to camp, and escape into the woods for 24 hours. With bad news raining down about Afghanistan, coronavirus restrictions returning and more I told my family I was getting away. When...

Club Champion Barb Rayburn left, Club President Carol Ferguson presenting her flowers.
August 12 CHELAN - It's a wrap. The 2021 Lake Chelan Ladies Club Championship Tournament is in the books. After a three day, three round tournament, the Club Champion for 2021 is Barb Rayburn. The Runner Up is Jan Artim and First Place Low Gross of the First Division is April Talley. Low putts of...

LOW GROSS: (2 Day Total) was Cliff House (left) and Stefan Dobratz (right). Courtesy Lake Chelan Men’s Golf Assn.
CHELAN - The Lake Chelan Men’s Club Golf Association held its annual 'Apple Cup' Tournament July 17-18, with local charities once again the real winner. This year’s tournament returned to a two-day event, following the COVID restraints.  The field of 84 golfers enjoyed a format that included...

The trail along Ingalls Creek off the Blewett Pass Highway Courtesy John Kruse
Thanks to the Covid Pandemic people are recreating outdoors like never before and one of the most popular activities for outdoors enthusiasts whether they be novices or veterans is hiking. While some don’t mind crowded trails, many of us hike into the wilderness to enjoy the solitude the experience...

Winners of the Member/Member Tournament were the mother/daughter duo of Candace Farnsworth (left) and McKenzie Ballod (right). Courtesy Tee Time
By Sherry Fisk, Lake Chelan Ladies Golf Club Tee Time       July 22, 2021 Happiness is when you get to play golf with your friends on a beautiful day. Real happiness is when you win a little cash in the process. Thursday was our club’s Member/Member tournament. It was a scramble format for teams...

Anglers are hoping for a chance to catch sockeye salmon at Lake Wenatchee this summer. Courtesy WDFW
Columbia River salmon derbies, the potential for a sockeye salmon fishery at Lake Wenatchee and the closure of public lands due to wildfire danger are covered in our outdoors roundup this week. Public Land Closures Drought, heat and wildfires have resulted in closures of huge swaths of land...

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