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Saturday, August 9, 2008

Summer fun at the Run...

Well, we're deep into to it. We have the length of day of summer, but we've dodged the bullet on the hot temperatures that normally lay like a blanket east of the Cascades. Whoopee! That makes for daily opportunities to hike, bike and play in the river in comfort or just kick back on the decks watching the deer relax in the refuge.

Speaking of playing in the river, now that the river is down, it's the perfect time to take a leisurely float with Tube Leavenworth. You meet just down East Leavenworth Rd. towards the hiway, they shuttle you to a safe put-in on the Wenatchee River and you cruise on down, playing and splashing, celebrating summer like it ought to be. Fun stuff. www.tubeleavenworth.org

The Thursday Summer Winery Dinners at Icicle Ridge are in full swing also. If you will be at the inn on Thursdays through August, it is tough to pass this opportunity up. A pretty magical lineup: Chef Teri and Leo Haas on the faire, a terrific setting with a striking view of the Enchantments, and a bottle of Icicle Ridge's finest to finish things off. www.icicleridgewinery.com

Perhaps you have heard of the near record return of Sockeye Salmon returning up the Wenatchee River from the Colombia, heading to Lake Wenatchee and its tributary rivers. You can head to Tumwater Dam, four miles west of Leavenworth on Hwy 2 to see the sockeye attempting their leaps over the dam. Those are the not so smart ones. The sharper sockeye just head for the fish ladder!

Enjoy your summer and we will see you down the road!

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