Eightmile Lake

A fun, intermediate hike suitable for families with older children. The trail climbs to a pretty lake nestled at the base of impressive peaks in the Alpine Wilderness. The lake is great for swimming and fishing... Read More...

Prusik Peak-West Ridge

Above is a video that Mark and Sarah Shaffer made on the West Ridge route of Prusik Peak, which is located in the Enchantments right outside of Leavenworth. Videos are good to watch for descriptions and tips ... Read More...

Dirtyface Peak

Dirty Face PeakAnnette Shimy on summit This hike provides varying terrain and wildflowers to distract the hiker from 96 switchbacks and over 4,000 feet of elevation. The reward: spectacular views of Lake We... Read More...

Lake Augusta & Big Jim Mountain

Jim Brisbine has been climbing Washington peaks for 40+ years, documenting hundreds of summits and thousands of trail miles in words and pictures. Jim recently went on a three-day backpacking trip with Eileen t... Read More...

Leroy-Carne Loop on Ice

Leroy—Carne Loop on Ice by Jim Brisbine Seven-Fingered Jack (9100’) North Spectacle Butte (8080’+) October 4-7, 2017 For our annual Golden Larch Trip this year, Doug, Fay, Lisa, Steve, Deb, Brian, and Eile... Read More...

Larch Lakes-Pomas Pass Loop

Larch Lake from camp. by Sarah Shaffer A trip whose attractions offer a little bit of everything: lakes, passes, forests, rivers, and great views. As of Larch Lake from our campsite. The reflections were phe... Read More...