Guidebook

Ancient Lakes-Murphy’s Loop

By Molly Steere Third time’s a charm. This was my mantra as my husband, Toby, and I pedaled out of the parking lot. We had been to the Ancient/Dusty Lakes area twice before, trying to finish out this new loo... Read More...

Ancient Lake-Fred & Franks Loop

Ancient Lake-Fred & Franks Loop by Andy Dappen I was introduced to this super-scenic route and the complex terrain around the many lakes and ponds surrounding Ancient Lake area (fed by Columbia Basin ir... Read More...

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...

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...

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...

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