Banks Lake Rock Climbs

  Article and Photos by Bill Wicheta. Tom Janisch, Mark Shipman, Curt Haire and I set aside a three day weekend, October 10-12, to climb Bonanza, a peak long on my tick list.  Alas, with the signific... Read More...

Horseshoe Lake

By Chester Marler What does a 64-year-old hardcore outdoor enthusiast do for a birthday celebration? Canoeing on the Wenatchee or Columbia might do. So might a foothills hike just above town.  But if you... Read More...

Hog Resurrection

Hog Ressurection Bill Wicheta I love our valley’s springtime outdoor smorgasbord. As hillside grasses morph from brown to green and yellow Arrowleaf Balsamroot paints the valley sides, the higher peaks still ... Read More...

Ribbon Mesa

Charlie Hickenbottom sent us an interesting suite of hikes to the Ribbon Mesa area near Entiat and accessed directly from Highway 97. He compiled the hikes, parking information, and different walks into a very ... Read More...

Stehekin Mtn Bike Rides

Mountain bikes or cross bikes are among the best ways to get around if you’ll be visiting and staying in Stehekin. From the ferry landing at the end of Lake Chelan, there are about 15 miles of road taking you u... Read More...

Duncan Ridge to Duncan Hill

A ridge outing that starts high and stays high. The trail follows a high forested ridge until about 6700 feet and then breaks out into open country with fabulous views of the Entiat River Valley, Seven Fing... Read More...

Awe

by Andy Dappen A recent article in Parade Magazine discussed the power of awe in buoying happiness, healing psychological issues, and maintaining health. Some interesting quotes from the article: Awe is t... Read More...

Mad River (Upper) to Mad Lake

Attractions: Great views and a beautiful (albeit a popular and well utilized) alpine lake at the top of the trail. Many difficult but navigable climbs that reward with outstanding views of Lake Wenatchee and th... Read More...

Red-Devil Loop

While we watched our daughter's play soccer, John was grilling me about a mountain-biking circuit in the Devils Gulch environs.  “I’ve heard it’s one of the best rides in the area, so why doesn’t the websit... Read More...