Ancient Lakes-Loop to Loop

Ancient Lakes-Loop to Loop by Andy Dappen The November shoulder season has descended like rain from heaven. Actually, it has descended because of the rain from heaven. A frigid and unpleasant mixture of  ra... Read More...

Skiing Williams Butte

by Andy Dappen On Easter Sunday I skied Mount Saint Helens along with 200 West Side backcountry skiers and peak baggers. Two weeks later, I enjoyed an opposite experience (alone time in a spiritual place) in t... Read More...

From Road to Dirt

From Road to Dirt – Making the Transition to Trail Running by Adam Vognild I was recently asked when I first started trail running. It made me pause and think back to what nudged me from pavement to dirt. ... Read More...

Northrup Canyon

Northrup Canyon in shoulder season. This canyon near Banks Lake and Steamboat Rock State Park offers interesting human history, geology, and natural history. It also offers beautiful rubber necking as you loo... Read More...

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