Squilchuck-Wheeler Reservoir Loop

Squilchuck - Wheeler Reservoir Loop  Journey to Somewhere by Andy Dappen Over the past decade, Squilchuck State Park has emerged as a locally appreciated mountain biking center with many miles and styles of... Read More...

Cleaning Climbing Skins

Skin Care - Cleaning Climbing Skins by Andy Dappen It inevitably happens to backcountry skiing skins—the glue, especially on the tails, turns into a mess of dirt, pine needles, and wax, causing the skins to... Read More...

Edible Gold

by WenOut Staff Sherri Schneider, sent us a short missive concerning the Shangri-La of ‘shrooms’  sprouting from the slopes of close by hills and from the loams of local dales. She wrote: “Hey….with all thi... Read More...

Trail Do’s and Don’ts

by Matt Rose How many times have you rolled into a trailhead parking lot, and hit the trail without so much as a glance toward the kiosk at the beginning? We are all guilty--especially at trailheads we use fre... Read More...

Banks Lake Paddling

Banks Lake is an anomaly on several fronts. Basalt cliffs flanking the western shoreline of Banks Lake on the Cache Butte Loop. First, without extreme forces of nature and determined efforts of human eng... Read More...

Best Canoeing Accessories – Part 2

by Andy Dappen We were a week into our canoe trip down the Gataga River, a wilderness river in British Columbia, when I popped a “guy” question capable of spurring hours of discussion--what were their ... Read More...