Volcanic Neck & Bean Peak

by Roger Gervin A friend mentioned that he wanted to scramble up Volcanic Neck in order to finish the "Mountaineers Teanaway Twenty Peaks" list. So I offered to show him a Class 3 route that had originally bee... Read More...

River Relaxin’

It took me twelve years, but I finally experienced the requisite summer activity for this valley: I floated the river. There are a lot of floating options in the Leavenworth area and I have wanted to partak... Read More...

Sagebrush Love

Story by Kristen Ballinger I grew up fifty yards away from a steep, dry, sagebrush and bitterbrush-covered mountain, home to rattlesnakes, coyotes, deer ticks and even a rusting 1950s washing machine.  And I l... Read More...

Landscaping with Wildflowers

Landscaping with Wildflowers by Julia Leach  Growing up in western Washington, colorful wildflower communities seemed to only be found in mountain meadows that you’d have to drive and hike hours to get to.  W... Read More...

Spider Meadows

by Sarah Shaffer The view from the base of the meadows looking up toward Spider Gap. Picture by Sarah Shaffer. The fun fluff balls of the sub-alpine. Picture by Sarah Shaffer. Spider Meadows had be... Read More...