Dragontail Peak-Backbone Ridge

Report and and photos by John Plotz From Colchuck Lake, the girth of Dragontail Peak is enough to make anyone feel small and insignificant. Studying the massive walls of this peak, a climber's eye is immediate... Read More...

Prusik Peak-South Face

Photo: Geoff Cecil on the beautiful last pitch of Prusik Peak's south face. Words and photos by John Plotz May 23, 2009 Geoff Cecil of Roslyn and I climbed the South Face of Prusik Peak. There are two routes ... Read More...

Snow Creek Wall

Mark and Sarah Shaffer climbing "Outerspace" a highly touted climbing route right outside of Leavenworth. It has great "chicken heads" to use on top of crack climbing making it a crack/face climb all in one. Y... Read More...

Table Mountain Loop

Photo: Views of Rainier and the Ellensburg Valley from Table Mountain. By Matthew Tangeman Attractions. In an area crowded with motors -- where the smell of exhaust often intermingles with that of pine and whe... Read More...

Naneum Creek Trail

The scenery along this trail includes old-growth forest, meadows and, if you visit at the right time of year, beautiful fall foliage. There are also many great opportunities for wildlife viewing and fishing... Read More...

Jumpoff Ridge-Powerline Road

Nice views over Wenatchee Heights and Columbia River Valley. Nice wildflowers in spring and early summer. It’s much cooler up here during the heat of summer. There’s also a large elk herd up in this area. ... Read More...

The Cougars of Dry Gulch

Chuck Largent, the site steward of Saddle Rock for the Department of Natural Resources, sent us an email with this comment: "For your information, there have been 3 hikers who have seen cougar tracks on the ... Read More...

Snow Buckwheat

By Marc Dilley Snow Buckwheat (Eriogonum niveum) Close up of the delicate flower. Photo by WenOut. Family: Polygonaceae Developing slowly in late summer and fully formed as Delicious apples are picke... Read More...