Beezley Hills-Monument Hill

Attractions: In the shoulder seasons of late fall or early spring when mud or snow is making access to the Cascades or the Cascadian foothills an unpleasant proposition, these open hills near Quincy are of... Read More...

Rock Island Grade

The base of the climb. This is a good spot to park and unload your gear. You are heading to the top! Attractions: This is a good out-and-back ride for training and a good one to sample some of the regi... Read More...

Canister Stove Tricks

I’ve taken several multi-day trips this spring and summer with a Jetboil Stove, which like many lightweight stoves runs off canisters filled with a blended isopro fuel, and each time I pack I'm faced with the n... Read More...

East vs. West-Fall Colors

Contoocook River in New Hamphire (left) vs. the Enchantments. Both are awfully pretty.When it comes to fall colors, the Northeast is considered the country’s Holy Grail. I just returned from those far-off fore... 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...