Guidebook

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...

Stayman Heights

  "Stayman Heights" by Charlie Hickenbottom If you like hiking in shrub-steppe, don’t mind eschewing the luxury of built trails, and enjoy new scenery, "Stayman Heights" may be to y... Read More...

Biking Lewis Butte

by Matthew Tangeman A picture-perfect view: the Pete Creek valley and the snowcapped peaks of the Pasayten Wilderness from Lewis Butte. These are not only some of the closest trails to the Western-them... Read More...

Eastern Vs. Western Ski Resorts

Story by Allison Dappen East vs. West. Do you want to attend college where ‘skiing’ is a euphemism for accessing fields of ice with single chairs? Two years ago, at the beginning of my senior year of h... Read More...

Kicking Horse by the Numbers

  Kicking Horse by the Numbers by Andy Dappen The low-snow winter of 2015 had me frustrated. Thanks to snowmaking, the home skiing at Mission Ridge was tolerable but, frankly, most of the skiing around... Read More...