Shaser Creek-Middle Fork

ATTRACTIONS: Quickly accessed snow zone with relatively light snowmobile traffic.  This trip is a pleasant, solitary mosey up logging roads below about 4000 feet.  Above that there are some wonderful subalp... Read More...

Columbia-Turtle Rock

Skill: 1 (beginner) Fitness: 1 (easy) Attractions: The island is a wildlife protected area and has a fish hatchery on the island.  Deer, eagles, heron, osprey, salmon and other wildlife may be seen depen... Read More...

Old Blewett Pass Options

A view out toward Diamond Head while climbing Peak 4,675' near Old Blewett Pass. On drives over to or back from Seattle, it’s nice to stretch the legs, get some fresh air, and bag some nice views. Here’s a ... Read More...

Quick Sticks

Most of the essential tools and supplies: iron, copper-bristled base brush, ski clamp, plastic scraper, wax, and file (for sharpening the scraper and ski edges). Note: Old irons like the one in this picture a... Read More...

Entiat River Road

ATTRACTIONS. You’ll travel up a beautiful mountain valley alongside the Entiat River with rock cliffs and deep woods on either side. The area feels remote -- except for the occasional snowmobile that will pass ... Read More...

Van Creek to Sugarloaf

ATTRACTIONS. Nordic/cross-country skiers who choose to undertake this route near Leavenworth on snowed-over, groomed roads will do so because they love climbing. And because they love the fruits of climbing, wh... Read More...