Twin Peaks-East Ridge

When my family saw the special about Steve Irwin (aka the Crocodile Hunter) in the Galapagos Islands, we all laughed when, just before jumping in the drink to harass some new animal, he looked at the camera and... Read More...

Saddle Rock Lake?

Photo Left: Rock pinnacles seen while hiking the east-facing slopes of Saddle Rock. Randy Riggs called to say he had a new route around Saddle Rock he thought I might not have walked. “Implausible,” I... Read More...

Ribbon Mesa

Charlie Hickenbottom sent us an interesting suite of hikes to the Ribbon Mesa area near Entiat and accessed directly from Highway 97. He compiled the hikes, parking information, and different walks into a very ... Read More...

Horse Lake Viewpoint

It’s only a quarter-mile hike to the Horse Lake Viewpoint, a scenic overlook recently built by the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust, but the spot delivers a mega-mile view over the natural beauty surrounding the W... Read More...

Colockum-Tarpiscan to Cape Horn

Words and pictures by Ken Longley Located in the nearly 100,000 acre Colockum Wildlife area, this hike is a wonderful experience.  Drive 13 miles south of Wenatchee on the Malaga Alcoa Hwy to the junction of... Read More...

Ancient Lake-Variation

A great spring or fall outing is to explore the dramatic landscape of the Ancient and Dusty lakes. Approaching these dry lands just southwest of Quincy, you expect a drab landscape. Instead you’re treated t... Read More...

Ancient Lake-Dusty Lake Loop

All photos by Roger Gervin.                        Photo above: Dusty Lake and its coulee. Roger Gervin, one of the most active hikers and snowshoers we know, completed this loop hike at Ancient Lakes in mid... Read More...

Steamboat Rock

Summit Post details this trail nicely and includes photographs. Click here to view the post. Adapted from Summitpost.org: Steamboat Rock is an island (or near island with an isthmus) of basalt in Grand Cou... Read More...

One-Two Divide

The starting point is a three-minute drive from the WRAC yet the route feels very remote once you're up high. There is no true trail (only game trails) so the travel is more adventurous, has almost no t... Read More...

Northrup Canyon

Northrup Canyon in Shoulder Season This canyon near Banks Lake and Steamboat Rock State Park offers interesting human history, geology, and natural history. It also offers beautiful rubber necking as you loo... Read More...