While a bit of summer still lingers and the skies are still blue and dry, I am going over to beautiful Leavenworth, Washington into Icicle Canyon for a spot of mellow rock climbing to end the season. You'll see the white streaks on the granite buttress, where many climbers have swept aside the lichen following a line of bolts. Easy routes up to 5.8 in beautiful surroundings, with shady places under fragrant Ponderosa pines, and then off to town for dinner at South, a very nice restaurant featuring the foods of South America. Try the "Plata Cubana" featuring fried plaintains. Yummy!