Subaru Love!

by Sarah Shaffer I am driving my second Subaru now. My first was an Outback and now I own a Forester. We all have our reasons we enjoy our vehicles, or reasons we don't enjoy them but below are the top reasons... Read More...

Cannon Mountain-Hel Basin

Climbing an avalanche path above the ice bulge yielding springtime access to Hel Basin. by Andy Dappen A week ago, with the vernal equinox bearing down upon us, Tom Janisch and I searched for an appropriate ... Read More...

Righting a Wrong

Righting a Wrong by Andy Dappen The hour is late. First the uninspiring cloudy weather kept me at home working, ‘You’re not going to see anything,’ the naysaying sightseeing side of me protested. By mid-afte... Read More...

Busting Crust on Saddle Rock

Busting Crust on Saddle Rock by Andy Dappen Tom Janisch showing off the crust layer. Saturday afternoon while driving home from a morning of downhill skiing at Mission Ridge, the glazed snows coati... Read More...

MSR Snowshoes-Reliable Choice

Joe Anderson is a snowshoe guide for our local Mission Ridge snowshoe treks. Joe recently shared his thoughts about the different MSR snowshoes he has tested. by Joe Anderson I have used many different brand... Read More...

White Pass on the Cheap

White Pass on the Cheap by Andy Dappen Most journalists are not well paid. I, for example, benefit from rummaging through city trash bins looking for aluminum cans whose shiny metals can double my earnings. M... Read More...

Ski Conditioning

Although this article is a bit on the older side, this exercise program for ski conditioning still is pertinent. If you haven't started skiing yet this season, get going and follow the workout below to get in s... Read More...

JimBo’s Arrowhead Traverse

JimBo’s Arrowhead Traverse (Ski touring between the Stevens Pass Nordic Center and the Whitepine Road) Story by Andy Dappen. Photos by AD and Coron Polley. Arrowheads are funny. Sometimes they are right... Read More...