Chameleon Wall

Words and photos by Marc Dilley Mark Shaffer and I recently tried out a new climbing sport wall in Tumwater Canyon. The Chameleon Wall is a vertical section of the west side of the popular February Buttress, t... Read More...

Secret Lives of Ladybugs

  Words and pictures by Peter Bauer Every year about Mother's Day, a bizarre phenomenon occurs at the top of Twin Peaks. As the sun warms the south-facing portion of the summit crag, the rocks begin oozi... Read More...

Vantage Sand Dunes

The cliff-lined coulees and desert landscape around Frenchman Coulee and Echo Basin (near Vantage) gives visitors some different daydreaming opportunities. For starters the scenery is right out of a Spaghet... Read More...

Election Day for Honey Bees

The dandelions are out in full force in our area and the honey bees are happily visiting them. Please think twice about spraying your dandelions when you could be helping out the bees by letting your dande... Read More...

Castle Rock

Castle Rock is the rock outcrop in the foreground. The higher peak in the background (called Chopper) connects to Castle Rock via a steep east-facing ridge. Castle Rock Re-Opened by Kalie WertzThis rocky ... Read More...

Slithering Fauna

Written by Timothy Hohn, pictures provided by Ian Garrison “Snake!” someone suddenly cries. There’s a momentary paralysis among all who are nearby, now alert to a perceived danger. In the next few seconds, an ... Read More...