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...

Plain – Nordic Skiing

Classic skiing along the Beaver Creek Trail (Plain, WA).  Plain-old Nordic Skiing by Andy Dappen As late as 2010 if you had asked the residents of Plain, Washington to develop a Nordic skiing culture they’d ... Read More...

Silver Star

The Paleozoics and Cenozoic of Silver Star by Andy Dappen   We’re mainly a gray brigade of ski tourers who have assembled to ski Silver Star Mountain. At age 70, Chester Marler is our senior advisor, but... Read More...

Douglas Creek-North End

This is the upper portion of steep-sided, basalt canyon carved by Douglas Creek. There's varied plant life here because of the year-around water in the creek and the dry desert landscape just beyond the creek... Read More...

Bald Jim Tour via Hatchery

Photo: Big Jim Mountain, a peak that once sported a full head of glaciers is looking bald now. Bald Jim Tour via Hatchery by Tom Janisch Big Jim Mountain off Icicle Ridge once harbored three glaciers, each flo... Read More...

Jim Hill & Arrowhead Mountain

Powder skiing on Jim Hill Mountain in late April. Attractions. These are two good backcountry skiing (or snowshoeing) peaks near Stevens Pass that can be climbed from the same entry point. Do either of these ... Read More...