Guidebook

Winter Climb: North Buttress Couloir

Editors Note: Although this post is a bit dated (2015), we thought it may excite you for this winter's arrival. Well written and a good adventure story, this read may inspire some winter tick list ideas for y... Read More...

Davis Peak

by Roger Gervin My 2005 trip report on this peak stated that: "Yes, it's 4000 feet of elevation gain; however, considering the excellent trail condition (well graded switchbacks and lots of needles to cushi... Read More...

Fortune Peak

by Roger Gervin At the beginning of October I took a fun scramble in the Teanaway Area. It was a little early to see the larch trees wearing their yellow coat, but their orange coat was a pretty nice consolati... Read More...

Volcanic Neck & Bean Peak

by Roger Gervin A friend mentioned that he wanted to scramble up Volcanic Neck in order to finish the "Mountaineers Teanaway Twenty Peaks" list. So I offered to show him a Class 3 route that had originally bee... Read More...

Esmeralda Peak-North Ridge

by Roger Gervin It took more than two weeks, but we finally found a short window of time that provided relatively good air quality. The N. Fork Teanaway Road is in excellent condition and we found at least ... Read More...

River Relaxin’

It took me twelve years, but I finally experienced the requisite summer activity for this valley: I floated the river. There are a lot of floating options in the Leavenworth area and I have wanted to partak... Read More...

Spider Meadows

by Sarah Shaffer The view from the base of the meadows looking up toward Spider Gap. Picture by Sarah Shaffer. The fun fluff balls of the sub-alpine. Picture by Sarah Shaffer. Spider Meadows had be... Read More...

Ellensburg Round Trip

by Ray Birks As tailwinds go, usually if you get a nice one you tend to pay for it later. Most often Karma seems to be in cahoots with Mother Nature, evening things out to keep you humble. But sometimes the sh... Read More...

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