Things to know


Fall Photo Quiz

Even the shrub steppe is putting on a show with great colors on the Horse Lake Reserve. Smoke and rain may have kept all but the fiercest diehards inside this fall, but whether you've been attacking the tra... Read More...

Backcountry Navigation

This was originally posted in December 14, 2011. Backcountry navigation was the topic for a backcountry ski class.  Listed below are the notes from the session. The links in these notes have good explanations o... Read More...

Spider Gap

Spiders and Solutions by Andy Dappen Her friends and her husband have told her she needs to do the hike to Spider Meadows and Spider Gap. “It’s a regional classic,” they tell her. There was a time when s... Read More...

Latest Campfire Restrictions

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Restricts Fires on Eastern Washington Lands OLYMPIA – The arrival of hot, dry weather has prompted the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) to restric... Read More...

East vs. West-Fall Colors

Contoocook River in New Hamphire (left) vs. the Enchantments. Both are awfully pretty.When it comes to fall colors, the Northeast is considered the country’s Holy Grail. I just returned from those far-off fore... Read More...

Heatwave Escapes

Photo: Swimming in the Enchantments. Even on a blistering day, that will cool you off. Heatwave Escapes by Andy Dappen It’s sizzling out there. And the forecast doesn’t show much relief for the week ahead.... Read More...

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