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Bear Creek Mountain 7337′, Goat Rocks Wilderness, WA.

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2019 has been a very unsettled year for weather in Central Washington with tight weather windows and quickly passing high pressure so I had time for quite a bit of map reading and weather watching and while I like to head North into the mountains of the Pasayten, Glacier Peak, and Sawtooth Wildern ...

North Twenty Mile Mountain 7420′, Winthrop, WA.

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North Twenty Mile Mountain 7420′, Winthrop, WA.

With so much early unsettled weather we finally made it up the Chewuch Rd. a major portal for hikes in and around Winthrop and the Eastern Pasayten Wilderness and decided on North Twenty Mile Mountain with an elevation of 7420', a lookout, actually two lookouts, and perfectly positioned to give a 36 ...

Gold Ridge Loop, Methow, WA.

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The Gold Ridge Loop hike starts from the Foggy Dew CG up Gold Creek Rd. opening up early (sometimes earlier than the road) after parking at the campground walk across the road and access a wide open ridge which climbs very steeply up the Southern exposed side of Gold Ridge and at the right time of ...

Steliko Canyon – Oklahoma Ridge Thru-hike

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My partner Steve and I pieced together a day hike originating up the the Entiat River Valley in Steliko Canyon visited Steliko Lookout which they are renovating and followed Steliko Ridge to Goman Ridge and out Oklahoma Ridge to a second vehicle at the mouth of Oklahoma Gulch  near the Columbia ...

The Twin Peaks Traverse 2019

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  The Twin Peaks Traverse has been an evolving hike which began as the usual trip looking at mountains, ridges, and topographic maps, driven by curiosity, and the desire to explore off the beaten path, and piecing together a route from here to there which continually became extended in 2 ...

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