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Day Hikes and Cheap Sleeps in Washington’s Desert Country

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To many hikers, a “cheap sleep” is their tent. But it’s not a top choice for everyone, all the time. Sometimes after an exhilarating, sweaty hike I want nothing more than a hot shower, a cold beer and a soft bed. You with me? There’s perhaps no better way to experience the natural splendor of […]

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CAMP & HIKE: Steamboat Rock State Park

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In the heart of Washington’s Grand Coulee desert country is a recreationist’s paradise. And your base camp for all of it sits in the middle of an “island” surrounded by your outdoor playground. Rocks and birds. Hikes through desert wildflowers. Fragrant sagebrush whipping in the wind. Sleeping under a big sky filled with stars. The […]

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CAMP: Lake Chelan State Park and Campground

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Location: South Shore of Lake Chelan in Washington State campground website | (509) 687-3710 | Reservations Campground type: state park, 109 tent spaces, 35 utility spaces, one dump station, five restrooms and five showers. A summer vacation on Lake Chelan is a must-do for many Washington families, and Lake Chelan State Park is pretty much the epicenter of all that family […]

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STAY: Apple Country Inn, Wenatchee

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Angela and David Lawrence invite you to enjoy accommodations at Wenatchee, Washington’s historic Bed and Breakfast.

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