Burch Mountain-Beginner Route

Burch Mountain is adjacent to Wenatchee yet, despite its proximity to the town, it feels a world apart. It offers beautiful views of the Cascades, Columbia River, and Wenatchee River and, in early morning a... Read More...

Chameleon Wall

Words and photos by Marc Dilley Mark Shaffer and I recently tried out a new climbing sport wall in Tumwater Canyon. The Chameleon Wall is a vertical section of the west side of the popular February Buttress, t... Read More...

Secret Lives of Ladybugs

  Words and pictures by Peter Bauer Every year about Mother's Day, a bizarre phenomenon occurs at the top of Twin Peaks. As the sun warms the south-facing portion of the summit crag, the rocks begin oozi... Read More...

The Hungate Trail

The Hungate Trail in the Palisades By Jaana Hatton I stumbled across the Hungate Trailhead by surprise on a trip to the Palisades. I had not seen this trail listed anywhere before -- online or in guidebooks -... Read More...

Sagebrush of the Foothills

Photo: Big sagebrush (Artemesia tridentata) on left and right intermixed with shrub-steppe flowers. Story by Grace Peven I used to believe only the brave and foolish ventured into the Foothills after a thic... Read More...

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