Skiing Williams Butte

by Andy Dappen On Easter Sunday I skied Mount Saint Helens along with 200 West Side backcountry skiers and peak baggers. Two weeks later, I enjoyed an opposite experience (alone time in a spiritual place) in 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...

Palisades Sagebrush Steppe

by Glade and Andrea Brosi The frozen waterfall. Photo taken by Sarah Shaffer. Last Sunday we decided to explore the Palisades and were rewarded with the first wildflowers of the spring season. They wer... Read More...