All Posts by clara lake Keyword

+7 7 votes

New Traditions

Keri Davis discusses a new tradition she has started with her daughter -- hiking to Clara Lake in autumn to see the larches. Keri also tells how slowing down to see the outdoor world through a child's eyes has enriched her own time outside.

+18 18 votes

The Making of a Skier

“Did you ruin her for good this time?” she asks. “Possibly,” I confess....

This story looks at the making (or breaking) of a backcountry skier. It also considers the composition of those who stick with this pleasant misery.

+14 30 votes

New Non-Motorized Areas for a New Year?

The Wenatchee Mountains Coalition is working to establish three nearby, non-motorized areas for winter recreation (skiing, snowshoeing, winter camping...). Find out where those areas are, why they're needed, and to help make it happen.

+19 19 votes

Mission Peak Dawn Patrol

When time is short and family politics prescribe that you make a showing, a Dawn Patrol up Mission Peak provides the solution for having your skiing and a family too.


+24 24 votes

Pipeline-Squilchuck-Clara Lake Loop

A short, easily accessed hike near Mission Ridge, this loop offers Wenatchee residents a good exercise fix, a quiet place to unwind, nice views out over the Columbia River, and a very restful wander through mixed forests of firs and larches. Particularly beautiful in early summer (wildflowers) and fall (golden larches).

+24 24 votes

Clara Lake

A peaceful, wooded hike that breaks out into an alpine lake basin with beautiful larch glades. The lake is a good launching point for longer trips in the basin above the lake and to Mission Peak and is often a welcomed escape from the summer heat down in the valley floor.