Banks Lake Paddling

Banks Lake is an anomaly on several fronts. Basalt cliffs flanking the western shoreline of Banks Lake on the Cache Butte Loop. First, without extreme forces of nature and determined efforts of human eng... 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...

Why Bears?

by Gordon Congdon What is missing in this picture? Fisher Creek Basin, North Cascades National Park photo by Gordon Congdon. Clues: This animal is an omnivore that can eat up to 100 different plant... Read More...