Guidebook

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...

Magic Water

  Magic water at Spade Lake. Mt Daniel, center of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness is above. Citadel Pass is at right skyline, 1,600’ above where this picture was taken. Magic Water by ... Read More...

Cooney Lake – Heat Wave Escape

Looking down on Cooney Lake from a peak bordering it. by Andy Dappen In hot weather the three elements for beating the heat in the outdoors are shade, water, and elevation. Cooney Lake gives you all three. A... Read More...

Hawkin’s Thimble Scramble

Mt. Stuart from near the summit of Hawkin's Thimble. Words and photos by Roger Gervin. You can view additional photos, beta, and a GPS track on his website Starting from the north end of the DeRoux Campgro... Read More...