September was a rather unsettled weather month here in Central Washington State and we had our first light snow of the Fall, not much but enough with the cold temperatures to signal the changes to come as we hiked briskly up the steep Blootjack Mountain trail Southwest of Leavenworth, Washington in ...Read More
Why Mountain Biking Is Inappropriate in Wilderness I Wildlife News ...Read More
One thing about being on the Far East Slopes of the North Central Cascades is the weather can be substantially better than a few miles to the West towards the Cascade Crest and completely different (often for the better) than what the area on the Cascade Crest is getting. The leeward side of the mou ...Read More
A recent trip from the Squilchuck TH located at the Mission Ridge Resort lower parking lot following the Squilchuck trail to the Mission Ridge Plateau around Lake Clara and through to the junction with Beehive Rd, from there we hiked to the old grade trail which once served as access to the lookout ...Read More
Gear Gone Wild : HMG Southwestern 3400 on the Carne Mountain High Route, Glacier Peaks Wilderness, WA.
Time and time again I find myself leaving home with my Hyperlite Mountain Gear Southwest 3400 ci (55L) cuben fiber backpack it is a simple, waterproof, bombproof backpack that has the fit and function that I minimally need at 2 lb. and here I am closing a multiday loop of the Carne Mountain High Rou ...Read More
The National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center has issued a "El Nino Watch" for Fall - Winter of 2017 / 2018 and according to the Office of the Washington State Climatologist ... The expectation of El Niño development is evident in the seasonal forecasts from the Climate Prediction ...Read More