Guidebook

Lake Wenatchee-Kiteboarding

  Article by Kim Anderson and Zach Lodato. Photos by Judy and Mark Millette. Lake Wenatchee is a hidden gem in the kiteboarding world -- clear water, strong winds, a decent launch, and gorgeous sce... Read More...

Bald Jim Tour via Hatchery

Photo: Big Jim Mountain, a peak that once sported a full head of glaciers is looking bald now. Bald Jim Tour via Hatchery by Tom Janisch Big Jim Mountain off Icicle Ridge once harbored three glaciers, each ... Read More...

Blewett Pass Area-Wenatchee Crest

Photo: Diamond Head as seen from the Wenatchee Crest Want a taste of what the scenery along the Hog Loppet route is like without actually cross-country skiing or snowshoeing  that 19-mile route? Then ski... Read More...

Jim Hill & Arrowhead Mountain

Powder skiing on Jim Hill Mountain in late April. Attractions. These are two good backcountry skiing (or snowshoeing) peaks near Stevens Pass that can be climbed from the same entry point. Do either of these... Read More...

Chiwawa River (Lower)

An unexpected crack in the family schedule springs me free for the afternoon. The Chiwawa River is running at 1,400 cfs (an excellent level), and I find a paddling partner after one phone call. Thirty minut... Read More...

Ancient Lake & Dusty Lake

  This trail travels through beautiful shrub sage country and offers nice views over the Columbia River. Scenic irrigation seepage lakes rimmed by rust-colored basalt walls, abundant bird life, and ... Read More...

Alpine Lookout Via Nason Ridge

    This hike takes you to one of the last manned (womaned?) lookouts in the state. The lookout appears to be recently upgraded, although it was closed for the season when we were there in O... Read More...

Banks Lake Rock Climbs

  Article and Photos by Bill Wicheta. Tom Janisch, Mark Shipman, Curt Haire and I set aside a three day weekend, October 10-12, to climb Bonanza, a peak long on my tick list.  Alas, with the signific... Read More...

The Axis of Skiing

Photo-Somewhere in there we are told, there's a skiing line. Obviously, it's the most obvious line.   The Axis of Skiing-by John Plotz Ever since I started ski touring around the Eightmile Road c... Read More...

Badger Mountain Family Ride

ATTRACTIONS. This ride, starting from the top of the Badger Mountain Grade above East Wenatchee and cutting through a portion of the Waterville Plateau, feels a state removed from the lowlands bordering Wen... Read More...