Guidebook

Iron Goat Trail-A Hike for All Ages

By Mike Lawson The Iron Goat Trail near Stevens Pass is not your ordinary hike. It's an adventure into the past, where one can enjoy the beauty of nature, and learn about the history of the railway crossing ov... Read More...

Flexibility

Flexibility by Andy Dappen "What are you thinking about for the weekend?"  It's a question my wife frequently asks early in the week.  "I was thinking about skiing Rock Mountain one day, and doing somethi... Read More...

Big Snow

  by Tom Janisch “Big Snow is well named, for its expansive, rounded summit area and gentle northern slopes keep a white cover much of the summer…It is an excellent ski tour from Lake Dorothy. The summit... Read More...

Cathedral Lakes Pilgrimage

Cathedral Lake, Cathedral Peak (on left),and Cathedral Pass (low point beyond lake). Cathedral Lakes Pilgrimage by Andy Dappen Forty two miles is a long way for a weekend warrior to walk. Your body sweats;... Read More...

Cannon Mountain-Hel Basin

Climbing an avalanche path above the ice bulge yielding springtime access to Hel Basin. by Andy Dappen A week ago, with the vernal equinox bearing down upon us, Tom Janisch and I searched for an appropriate ... Read More...

White Pass on the Cheap

White Pass on the Cheap by Andy Dappen Most journalists are not well paid. I, for example, benefit from rummaging through city trash bins looking for aluminum cans whose shiny metals can double my earnings. M... Read More...

JimBo’s Arrowhead Traverse

JimBo’s Arrowhead Traverse (Ski touring between the Stevens Pass Nordic Center and the Whitepine Road) Story by Andy Dappen. Photos by AD and Coron Polley. Arrowheads are funny. Sometimes they are right... Read More...