Jay Creek to Icicle Ridge

ATTRACTIONS. The Jay Creek area provides snowshoers, telemark skiers, and Alpine-tourers a long but moderate climb out of the Icicle River Valley up to the views of the Icicle Ridge. This broad ridge, glade... Read More...

Sheep Mountain Area Tour

Sheep Mountain Avalanche Avoidance Tour by Andy Dappen One wintertime beauty of having Highway 97 dissect a big slice of the Eastern Cascades near Blewett Pass is the enormous avalanche flexibility thi... Read More...

Ten Uses for the ‘Strap’

  Ten Uses for ‘The Strap’ by Andy Dappen How many outdoor products do you own that deliver ten or more practical field uses? Less than a handful I would wager. Obviously, there’s duct tape. And,... Read More...

Giants of the Cascade Crest

Giants of the Cascade Crest Ski Touring from Stevens Pass to Smith Brook  By Coron Polley John Muir said, "Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine fl... Read More...

Lessons of the Nearly Crippled

Lessons of the Nearly Crippled             by Andy Dappen It was DAD (Dawn and Dusk) Patrol Wednesday. Matt Dahlgreen and I had embarked on one of those trips our wives envision as a picture of Hell rath... Read More...

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