Guidebook

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...

Tronsen Ridge via Bojangle Ridge

ATTRACTIONS. An interesting and aesthetic tour following a fairly open ridge system that climbs steadily to Tronsen Ridge. A variety of slopes found along the route give skiers fun detours ranging from 600 to 1... Read More...

Eastern Vs. Western Ski Resorts

Story by Allison Dappen This story was originally published on 3/3/2008. East vs. West. Do you want to attend college where ‘skiing’ is a euphemism for accessing fields of ice with single chairs? Two ... Read More...

Bygone Byways

A short, easy interpretive trail that follows along the old route of the Great Northern Railway and parallels Nason Creek. Activities: Hiking Nearest Town: Leavenworth Skill Level: 1 Fitness Level: 0 Dis... Read More...

Nahahum Canyon-Radio Tower Route

A great trail for kids, dogs, and large groups. The view from above the Nahahum Canyon communication site is to Cashmere what the view from Saddle Rock is to Wenatchee - an easily accessible viewpoint above t... Read More...

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...

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