Women on the Water and in the Woods

There was a time when one would be hard pressed to find a woman who was willing to go fishing, hiking, backpacking, or hunting, much less one who actually wanted to participate in these activities. However, theses days it’s not uncommon at all to find a woman in the field, in a tree stand, on the water, or hiking the Appalachian Trail for that matter.

Even today not all women are interested or willing to attempt one of these sports or outdoor activities. More often than not, it will depend on the woman and/or the activity. You’ll find, for instance, that some women will attempt anything at least once, while others will only have an interest in certain types of outdoor sports or activities. You may find one woman that will enjoy stream fishing but doesn’t care a bit about fishing from a boat. Likewise, you may find other women that prefer dove hunting over deer hunting and really care nothing about fishing.

Women on the Water and in the Woods

Over the years men have used hunting, fishing, hiking, and other types of outdoor recreation as a means of escape and therapy. Women need escape and therapy as well. Don’t get me wrong; I still enjoy going to the lake or the field by myself or with my buddy from time to time. However, I consider myself very lucky because it turns out my woman has come to love boating and fishing just as much as I do. I don’t get out in the dove fields much any more, and I never got into deer hunting. My favorite therapy is fishing. When my lady and I go fishing, we both leave all of our troubles and worries at the boat ramp. It takes little effort to relax and enjoy the outdoors, the tranquility, and the beauty that Mother Nature has to offer. We have both come to realize that this time is very therapeutic for the sole, and we find it equally therapeutic for our relationship. It’s hard to explain how such time can remove you from the every day frustrations and distractions of life in general. For the two of us we find it very peaceful and refreshing. It also helps us appreciate this world we live in and the things we often take for granted. If you haven’t already done so, try introducing the woman in your life to the outdoors. Invite your lady to that next fishing trip or hunting excursion. If she shows no interest, talk to her about it, and find an outdoor niche you both might enjoy. My woman enjoyed riding in the boat with me but initially could care less about fishing. When she was finally ready to let me show her how to fish, she was hooked. Spending time outdoors really is special, and it’s a wonderful way to spend quality time together. … Read More

Three Great Destinations to Travel to in North Central Washington

North Central Washington is a great place to travel to, particularly for the beautiful natural areas that are found there. The region features high mountain peaks, arid desert like areas, and tons of great sources of water. Here are three great places to travel to in the North Central Washington area.

Conconully State Park

Conconully State Park is located in the upper reaches of North Central Washington. The park sits on the shore of Conconully Lake and offers a wonderful chance to experience a remote and somewhat secluded vacation spot. Camping at Conconully State Park is a great time and something the whole family can enjoy. Activities available include fishing, swimming, boating, kayaking, hiking, and more.

Stehekin

The community of Stehekin sits just south of the North Cascades National Park and falls within the borders of the Lake Chelan National Recreation Area. It also sits on the northwestern shore of beautiful Lake Chelan. There are less than 100 year round residents of Stehekin. The community features a lodge and campground where visitors are free to spend the night, as well as some privately owned rental properties. There are roads and vehicles in Stehekin, but they only service the local area, none of them actually connect to the outside world. The only ways there are to get to Stehekin are by trail, by airplane, and by boat. A ferry regularly operates between the city of Chelan and Stehekin on a daily basis and taking the ride up the 51 mile long Lake Chelan into the heart of the North Cascade Mountains is a great opportunity for a once in a lifetime vacation experience.

Banks Lake

Banks Lake is a man made reservoir that occupies the northern portion of the Grand Coulee. The southern end is dammed by the Dry Falls Dam and water is pumped up into the lake from Grand Coulee Dam in the north. Fishing is a popular activity on the lake, as are boating and the riding of personal motorized watercraft. Steamboat Rock State Park is located about halfway up the 27 mile long lake and is a very popular destination for those looking for a great place to headquarter as they visit the area. Other popular attractions in the area include Grand Coulee Dam, Dry Falls, Sun Lakes State Park, and Lake Roosevelt.… Read More