Though founded by a seasoned international climber, Mountain Madness is dedicated to getting amateurs out on the peaks. A squad of guides, adept at both climbing and teaching, lead excursions that include climbs and wilderness treks, all while imparting practical mountaineering skills. This holds true on their specialty North American alpine summit climbs that accommodate the varying paces of beginner and more experienced climbers. At areas such as Mount Baker and Mount Shuksan, groups navigate forests, active glaciers,
rugged rock formations, and intersections with broken traffic lights as they advance to the top—either in one day or over a longer camping trip.
Adventure also permeates the rock-climbing courses, and an array of lead-rope-climbing excursions. Both set out to conquer single- and multi-pitch climbs over granite and other rock on routes in Washington Pass, Leavenworth, and beyond. Though the aforementioned trips are available year-round, avalanche-preparedness training and backcountry skiing excursions present different ways to delve into the winter wilderness.
The Wenatchee River winds along 85-year-old Leavenworth Golf Club’s 18-hole, par 71 course, which features a sculpted landscape of arboreal alleyways and a backdrop of mountain peaks. The river runs the length of holes 6 and 11, forcing golf balls to choose between finishing at the hole or fulfilling dreams of becoming fishing bobbers. Two ponds come into play on five other holes, and stately pines line most of the course’s emerald fairways.
Golfers looking to improve their swing mechanics can enroll in lessons with a PGA professional or PGA and LPGA assistant professionals. Before jump-starting their day on the course, club guests can fuel up with a hearty country-style meal at The Wild Huckleberry.
Course at a Glance:
18-hole, par 71 course
Length of 5,711 yards from the farthest set of tees
Course rating of 67.0 from the farthest set of tees
Slope rating of 116 from the farthest set of tees
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From the 6,820-foot elevation at Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort, the peaks of Mount Adams and Mount Rainier are visible to the southeast. The view is the first of several spectacular vistas at the resort, where 36 trails span across 2,000 acres and sunshine and dry snow occur regularly. Trails in the Cascade Mountains range from double-black-diamond plunges at the top of the mountain to easy green runs for beginners. The B.24 Terrain Park and JIBerator Rope Tow Park feature freestyle terrain for skiing and boarding, along with rails, boxes, and jumps. Experienced slope-conquerors offer lessons for fledgling mountaineers, and the resort brims with shopping, dining, and lodging options nearby for long-term visitors. Wineries and breweries are also nearby, and Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort is 19 kilometres from Wentachee and 56 kilometres from Leavenworth.
Dedicated athletes of all skill levels can stock up on sporting good necessities at Wenatchee's Arlberg Sports.
Step up your hunting game this season with some great new gear from this store.
You'll be zooming down those back country trails in no time when you pick up one of their awesome mountain bikes.
Parallel-parking experts can find room on the street, though patrons also have access to the store's adjoining lot.
If you need some sporting goods for your seasonal sport, stop by Arlberg Sports in Wenatchee and get your fix.
Leavenworth's Leavenworth Outdoor Center is the great place for a sports fan to spend a Saturday, or any day for that matter.
Head on over to the in-house restaurant for a delectable meal.
Youngsters don't need to sit out a trip to this club — it's super family-friendly and perfect for little customers and their folks.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
So if you're looking for a fun time, make plans to visit Leavenworth Outdoor Center.
Passing through Pateros with a long drive ahead? Get some rest and a satisfying meal at Alta Lake Golf Resort in Pateros.
Alta Lake Golf Resort's patrons can find places to park in the area.
So pull up to Alta Lake Golf Resort for an unforgettable Pateros experience. Motels like this one are one in a million.