Adventure

One Resolution

The Steeres skiing Mission Ridge One Resolution by Molly Steere I'm THAT person. The one who always has the predictable "get more organized," and "lose weight" on her list of New Year's resolutions. I sho... Read More...

Dream Job

What makes time stand still for you? What is something that makes you feel in the present moment? For this Alaska grizzly guide, being in nature with grizzly bears is what makes him feel alive and very happy. I... Read More...

Stuart Range Traverse

    See a PDF version of this story with more photos. Stuart Range Traverse (September 10-11, 2011) by Mike Rolfs On a warm weekend in early September, Aaron Simmons and I set out from Ingalls Lak... Read More...

The Colors of Touring

The Colors of Touring by Andy Dappen My daughter paints in oils. One of her paintings on the living room mantle of a goat’s face, looks realistic from a distance but is swatch book of color when examined cl... Read More...

Climbing and Brownies

Sarah setting up a route by lead climbing. Kate Bonnett belaying.   Climbing and Brownies by Sarah Shaffer It has been a solid year since I last went rock climbing. A part of me wonders, if I... Read More...

Smart Tubing

By Andy Dappen "Smart" and "tubing" border on being mutually exclusive words— inner tubes were designed to inflate tires, not float rivers. If you want a smart craft, look to rafts, kayaks, canoes, mayb... Read More...

Chameleon Wall

Words and photos by Marc Dilley Mark Shaffer and I recently tried out a new climbing sport wall in Tumwater Canyon. The Chameleon Wall is a vertical section of the west side of the popular February Buttress, t... Read More...

Harvest Moon Blues

Bill Dobbins wrote this poem after a couple evenings of climbing under the harvest moon. Harvest Moon Blues Did some craggin’ on Wednesday, And the moon was shinnin’ bright. Cragged some more on  Thursday, ... Read More...