Thursday, October 1, 2020

Horseback Riding in Leavenworth

It is my favorite time of the year. I took advantage of a midweek stay at Poofys to go horseback riding  with Wild At Heart Horseback Rides


Erin is a very knowledgeable guide and her horses are gentle. It's great for all levels.


I did the 2 hour alpine ride.




My horse Pal, well at least his ears.

 
The leaves were just starting to change.


As they say "back at the ranch"



Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Bike rides in Plain

A leisurely afternoon exploring the local trails. It was hot, I was feeling lazy but there is no excuse when this is pretty much out the front door.

Along the ditch.

Pretty overgrown, good for a quick photo.

Rare no filter photo!

The Upper Lazy Horse Trail did get my heart rate up with a couple of short climbs.
 

Friday, July 31, 2020

Where to Float down a river in Leavenworth



When the temperatures hit 100 there is only one thing to do, pick a spot to drop into the river.
Leavenworth does not disappoint.




Lake Wenatchee, also a good choice.


Drop into the Wenatchee river at the bridge in Plain and pop out at Ponderosa. Or Jump in at Mosquito flats, between mile marker 16 and 17 on the Beaver valley road for a longer float and jump out at the bridge.


Sunday, June 28, 2020

Summer Vacation Rentals in Leavenworth

Our summer calendar is open for bookings. Our acreage and gorgeous patio make it easy to stay safe and be on vacation. Explore the local trails, float the Wenatchee river, visit Lake Wenatchee, ride bikes or just sit back and read a book. We are taking precautions and making sure there are a few days between rentals as well sanitizing and deep cleaning before each new booking.



Super excited to be able to eat at the Old Mill Cafe again! Staying safe on the patio.


Lupins are blooming everywhere on the property!


The Irises are also happy.




Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Visit Leavenworth, Hiking and Biking Trails

I am getting some good spring rides in this year. The skihill trail in Leavenworth is a fun one! The uphill is challenging but well layed out with switchbacks, feels good to get your legs working.



Plenty of opportunities to stop for the view...



I love a surprise Christmas tree!


I'm a bit of a chicken, so I had to walk this part. Trail drops off on BOTH sides...


Had a nice chat with this feathered friend...


..and there is wild flowers.


Lupins...




Until next time.

Monday, May 11, 2020

Spring Bike Rides in Leavenworth



Plain, with its pretty and quiet country roads is a popular spot for bike riding. I dusted off my bike and did the "Loop."


My first quick stop in the middle of the bridge for a shot of the Wenatchee river.


Beaver Valley Road all to myself.


Lake Wenatchee is on my left as I turn onto 207.


Looks like this place is going through some renovations, I look forward to checking it out.


 Crossing the Wenatchee again, kind of fun standing in the middle of the road!


I do like bridges.


Quick detour into Lake Wenatchee State Park.


Crossing the Chiwawa River...A 20 mile loop that is mostly flat with some gentle hills to get your heart rate up. 

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Short hikes near Lake Wenatchee

The access road to Hidden lake should be clear of snow by now.  3 weeks back it  was still covered in snow which made for a lovely 1 mile walk to the trail head.


We did the upper trail this time around.


Had the trail and still frozen lake to ourselves.




A gorgeous spring day.


It's our favorite "when we don't feel like a hike, hike!"