Guidebook

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 some... 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...

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...

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