Tronsen Ridge

This trail undulates up and down and around peaklets forming Tronsen Ridge, and gives views of Rainier, Adams and St. Helens to the south as well as Glacier Peak to the North. This is definitely a "highlight"... Read More...

Swakane Canyon Loop

Photo: Wenatchee Valley from climb above Swakane Valley. Looking for a 30-mile, double-track, scenic loop close to Wenatchee? Try Swakane Wildlife Area, just 5 miles north of Wenatchee on Hwy 97 Alt. This loca... Read More...

Ski Hill Loop

Photo by Marc Dilley: Spring Flowers emerging in the forests at the Leavenworth Ski Hill. Ski Hill Loop A nice 'trail' system following dirt roads through the forests. The many looping roads in this small t... Read More...

Saddle Rock

A Wenatchee landmark, Saddle Rock with its weathered rock towers and surrounding wild lands is both wonderfully scenic and ridiculously close to town. A high percentage of Wenatchee residents can easily wal... Read More...

Ruby Creek Loop

Photo: Gaining elevation along the Ruby Creek Loop. Ruby Creek Outings – Playing the Bench Look at the Forest Service maps of the Ruby Creek watershed, a watershed capped by Tronsen Ridge and draining into ... Read More...

Lessons of the Nearly Crippled

Lessons of the Nearly Crippled             by: Andy Dappen It was DAD (Dawn and Dusk) Patrol Wednesday. Matt Dahlgreen and I had embarked on one of those trips our wives envision as a picture of Hell rat... Read More...

Rock Mountain Ski Tour

Attractions. This route is a non-nonsense ascent and descent of one of the higher peaks flanking Highway 2. The access is easy and if you don’t want to waste time touring flat terrain to reach skiable slopes,... Read More...

Twin Peaks in Winter

For about a month each winter when a low snow level has settled in over the foothills of the Wenatchee Valley, the road up Twin Peaks makes for an accessible and surprisingly enjoyable winter outing. A 4.2-mi... Read More...

Transceiver Interference

Transceiver Interference by Andy Dappen An interesting article from Avalanche Canada is posted below about interfering electronics and objects that might render your avalanche transceiver useless. Dista... Read More...