Balloon Tree Loop by Jaynee L.

Three wise cross-country skiers escaped possibly infected humanity by cross-country skiing in the fresh, clear air along the Balloon Tree Loop route from the Woodland Sno-Park in the Blues. We carpooled in a large van, sitting far apart. We skied at least 200 feet...

Igloo Building by Forrest H.

Despite numerous delays due to weather and personal schedules, this trip finally went through. Upon arriving at Andies Prairie, the crew found that the snow conditions were good for igloo making with the top foot or so of snow being consolidated, compact snow. Under...

Red Top Mountain by Steve G.

After a frustrating February in which all of our snow trips were cancelled, five I-MAC members finally enjoyed a day on the snow. Jaynee, Antoine, Nancy, Anu, and Steve followed the road from highway 97 up Red Top Mountain and then glided back down. This was not an...

The Value of Hiking

What is the economic value of hiking? Here is a 2007 report prepared by Jeannie Frantz, at the time an intern with the Washington Trails Association, and the University of Washington Political Science Department. The Value of Hiking It’s seven pages of reading...
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