Sports Drink-Make Your Own

Editor's note -- This post was posted in 2012, but with the wave of warm weather comes the need for hydration, and that wave is certainly a-comin' on through. This method for making your own sports drink is... 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...

Naneum Creek Figure 8

Beautiful scenery, varied vegetation (from sage slopes to thick forests). High enough to be a welcomed escape from the summer heat. For mountain bikers, it is an interesting single track—some of it buff, mu... Read More...

Icicle Canyon-Pearly Gates

Pearly Gates is a north-facing crag in the Icicle Creek Canyon near Leavenworth providing shaded rock climbing and excellent crack climbing on clean, white granite. There aren’t that many easily accessed no... Read More...

Heatwave Escapes

Photo: Swimming in the Enchantments. Even on a blistering day, that will cool you off. Heatwave Escapes by Andy Dappen It’s sizzling out there. And the forecast doesn’t show much relief for the week ahead.... Read More...

Heather Lake Hike

Mark Shaffer swimming in Heather Lake. Heather Lake Hike - Where Has All the Heather Gone? by Sarah Shaffer Attraction. Heather Lake seems like a misnomer because you’re going to be seriously challenged to fin... Read More...

Smart Tubing

By Andy Dappen "Smart" and "tubing" border on being mutually exclusive words— inner tubes were designed to inflate tires, not float rivers. If you want a smart craft, look to rafts, kayaks, canoes, maybe even... Read More...

Chiwawa River (Lower)

An unexpected crack in the family schedule springs me free for the afternoon. The Chiwawa River is running at 1,400 cfs (an excellent level), and I find a paddling partner after one phone call. Thirty minut... Read More...