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...

Camas Lilies

by Marc Dilley These are Camas Lilies shot in a moist meadow with a Canon 5D MK II equipped w/ an EF 24-70 zoom . There was filtered morning sidelight which highlighted the flower heads and the tips of the gra... Read More...

Five Reasons to SUP

Five Reasons to SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) by Sarah Shaffer We recently bought a SUP and have been enjoying it during these hot summer days. Here are five reasons I recommend owning one. 1.We bought a blow u... Read More...

Ellensburg Round Trip

by Ray Birks As tailwinds go, usually if you get a nice one you tend to pay for it later. Most often Karma seems to be in cahoots with Mother Nature, evening things out to keep you humble. But sometimes the sh... Read More...

Adams-Lost & Found

Adams-Lost and Found by Andy Dappen “Do you really want to rummage around there? There could be a body in those sleeping bags.” The shredded and abandoned tent. The scene at the Lunch Counter halfway u... Read More...