Hearty Hummingbird

Hearty Hummingbird by Sarah Shaffer For the last month here in Wenatchee, WA there has been a hummingbird hanging out in my backyard. I see her on our fruit trees, in our pine trees and when I go outside she ... Read More...

Fall Photo Quiz

Even the shrub steppe is putting on a show with great colors on the Horse Lake Reserve. Smoke and rain may have kept all but the fiercest diehards inside this fall, but whether you've been attacking the tra... Read More...

Swakane Canyon-Rattlesnake Spring

This hike begins in the Swakane Wildlife Area known for both large numbers of mule deer, and for a small herd of bighorn sheep. The hillsides are covered with typical sagebrush and bunch grass Mark Shaffer ... Read More...

Spider Gap

Spiders and Solutions by Andy Dappen Her friends and her husband have told her she needs to do the hike to Spider Meadows and Spider Gap. “It’s a regional classic,” they tell her. There was a time when she co... Read More...

To Build a Fire

by Andy Dappen Nightfall was dropping like a curtain over the snowy ridge we were skiing. Tom Janisch and I were peering over a short drop we could jump but could probably not re-climb. Beyond this impedimen... Read More...

Transceiver Interference

Transceiver Interference by Andy Dappen An interesting article from Avalanche Canada is posted below about interfering electronics and objects that might render your avalanche transceiver useless. Dista... Read More...

Cameron-Delfeld Glaciation Loop

Fields of erratics... if you glaciate it, they will come. Cameron–Delfeld Glaciation Loop The ice ages of the Pleistocene Epoch 2.6 million to 11,000 years ago had a dramatic role in shaping surface and the... Read More...