Burch Mountain-Beginner Route

Burch Mountain is adjacent to Wenatchee yet, despite its proximity to the town, it feels a world apart. It offers beautiful views of the Cascades, Columbia River, and Wenatchee River and, in early morning a... 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...

Secret Lives of Ladybugs

  Words and pictures by Peter Bauer Every year about Mother's Day, a bizarre phenomenon occurs at the top of Twin Peaks. As the sun warms the south-facing portion of the summit crag, the rocks begin oozi... Read More...

Vantage Sand Dunes

The cliff-lined coulees and desert landscape around Frenchman Coulee and Echo Basin (near Vantage) gives visitors some different daydreaming opportunities. For starters the scenery is right out of a Spaghet... Read More...

Election Day for Honey Bees

The dandelions are out in full force in our area and the honey bees are happily visiting them. Please think twice about spraying your dandelions when you could be helping out the bees by letting your dande... Read More...