Articles by: Dutch Franz

Joe at nightfall in the Goat Rocks Wilderness, photo courtesy Joe McConaughy

He is the PCT world record holder, Joe McConaughy – but you can call him String Bean

Some people feel the need to do big things, to do things others can’t or won’t, and to do them alone. These people go further,[Read More…]

by October 2, 2014 0 comments Community
Curious and cautious, Mountain Goats are a fixture in the Enchantments, picture courtesy of Shauna McDaniel

The Magic of the Enchantments: Not Created by Giants and Gnomes, Says Local Geologist

Much has been written about the wild and rugged wilderness area known as the Enchantments west of Leavenworth, but words have a hard time capturing[Read More…]

by September 30, 2014 0 comments Community, Earth, Trails
It takes a lot to stop a fat bike (Photo courtesy Pat Sprute)

Fall Camping on a Fat Bike

As the dog days of summer howl a last pitiful yelp before giving way to the cooler breezes of autumn, it’s time to start planning[Read More…]

by September 7, 2014 0 comments Community
Nepal with Everest in the background

Preparing for a Trek of a Lifetime: Transformational Journeys

What is your next bucket-list adventure? For professional opera singer and voice coach Awilda Verdejo, it was the 500 mile Camino de Santiago trek over[Read More…]

by August 24, 2014 0 comments Community
Tami Asars signs her latest book for fans at the Seattle Mountaineers.

Seattle Mountaineers BeWild Series: Tami Asars

North Bend-based writer and photographer Tami Asars presented pictures and inspirational stories about working on her latest guidebook Friday at the Seattle Mountaineers. The presentation[Read More…]

by July 16, 2014 0 comments Community
Vegetarian and Vegan Hiking Food that Packs a Punch

Vegetarian and Vegan Hiking Food that Packs a Punch

Packing for a hiking trip is all about trade-offs. And when you are a vegetarian or vegan, packing for the trail can add another challenge[Read More…]

by June 22, 2014 0 comments Food