Buck Creek Pass to Liberty Cap

Sarah Shaffer, Liz Dunham and Tana Shaffer (the beast) with High Pass in the background. Marmot Chirps and Snow Daiquiris by Sarah Shaffer Once a year my good friend Liz and I make plans for a one or two ni... Read More...

Wedge Mountain (Peak 5,860′)

Photo: Winter view from the summit of Wedge Mountain The access for this trail is a dramatic vista-view, contour-hugging Forest Service road which overlooks the Wenatchee River valley from Tumwater Canyo... Read More...

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...

Chelan Butte

Saw my first wildflower of the season on a southwest-facing slope of Chelan Butte earlier this week. It wasn’t a Yellow Bell, as those first bloomers so often are, but a Desert Buttercup. My hike on Chelan B... Read More...

Stuart Lake

The trail climbs through shaded forests and wildflower meadows with beautiful views of Mt. Stuart. A nice hike to escape the heat of summer, the lake is a great swimming option for those needing to cool off... 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...

Sage Hills-Complete Trail System

The Good. Sage Hills or Saddle Rock? Which of these parcels of undeveloped hills flanking Wenatchee to the west offer the best hikes, mountain bike rides, and trail runs? It’s a contentious debate, but my m... Read More...

Rock Mountain

In addition to being a great wildflower hike in the spring, this uncrowded trail also offers a steep climb and a good workout. Maps: View our topo map below. Note: use ‘Print Preview’ before printing to prop... Read More...