Things to know


The Cougars of Dry Gulch

Chuck Largent, the site steward of Saddle Rock for the Department of Natural Resources, sent us an email with this comment: "For your information, there have been 3 hikers who have seen cougar tracks on the ... Read More...

Snow Buckwheat

By Marc Dilley Snow Buckwheat (Eriogonum niveum) Close up of the delicate flower. Photo by WenOut. Family: Polygonaceae Developing slowly in late summer and fully formed as Delicious apples are picke... Read More...

Diary of a Mad Shoveller

by Andy Dappen My brother lives in the other Washington (the one back east getting pounded by all the snow storms). Because he's coming to visit in a week, I've been telling him how good the skiing has been at... Read More...

Living to 100

by Andy Dappen A group of 65- to 75-year olds still climbing peaks on multi-day backpacking trips in Central Washington.  Newsweek’s cover story recently focused on the science of healthy living. Most ... Read More...

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