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Sports briefs: Aug. 12, 2015

Sports briefs: Aug. 12, 2015

Restoration work at Blue Lake Join the nonprofit National Forest Foundation on Aug. 23 to kick off the Blue Lake restoration campaign. Volunteers will repair portions of the existing trail system and rope off user trails in the fragile riparian and alpine habitat at Blue Lake, one of the most popular hiking destinations in the...
Noticable improvements on local Forest Service roads

Noticable improvements on local Forest Service roads

Road crews for the Methow Valley Ranger District are working this summer to improve and maintain some of the more heavily traveled roads on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, including Harts Pass Road, Lookout Mountain Road, and the road to Crater Creek trailhead, as well as a number of U.S. Forest Service roads within the Carlton...
Warrior Hikers to pass through the Methow on their way to Canada

Warrior Hikers to pass through the Methow on their way to Canada

American Legion Post Adjutant Tristan Gilbert is looking for ways to “roll out the red carpet” in Twisp on Sept. 20 for a trio of Pacific Crest Trail through-hikers participating in Warrior Hike: Walk Off The War. The three hikers — all veterans of recent U.S. military conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait — have been on the...
USFS completes Lookout Mountain Road improvements

USFS completes Lookout Mountain Road improvements

Lookout Mountain Road, which provides access to a popular hike near Twisp, recently got some long-awaited maintenance from the U.S. Forest Service. Forest Service Road 4345-200 is referred to locally as Lookout Mountain Road because it leads to a trailhead that takes hikers …
Taking the scenic route

Taking the scenic route

By Marcy Stamper
Long-distance hiking expeditions have been attracting considerable attention lately, taking a notable detour from the mountains to Hollywood with the release in December of Wild, the movie version of Cheryl Strayed’s best-selling memoir about her trek on the Pacific Crest Trail.
A walk in the wild

A walk in the wild

Last weekend was perfect for a backpacking trip that included kids full of curiosity. Near Dagger Lake, an unidentified amphibian draws the attention of Leki Albright, left, Amelia Bondi peeking in from behind, Wyatt Albright and Evan Canan. Below, Stiletto Peak looms in the background as Emmet Bondi traipses over Twisp Pass.
Sinlahekin celebrating 75 years of protecting wildlife

Sinlahekin celebrating 75 years of protecting wildlife

The lakes, wetlands, meadows and shrub-steppe around Loomis, in northern Okanogan County, were deemed of such importance to mule deer that Washington state created its first wildlife area there 75 years ago. Today the Sinlahekin Wildlife Area contains 14,314 acres in a deep glaciated valley, plus another 8,500 acres in two other units. To celebrate...
National Trails Day at Sun Mountain

National Trails Day at Sun Mountain

Sun Mountain Lodge will host hikes and other events during National Trails Day Weekend, June 6-8. The events are organized by the Seattle-based Mountaineers organization, but are open to anyone. However, registration for the organized hikes is required by calling (800) 573-8484. Organized treks on June 7 range from a 1-mile photography hike to a...
Climb Lewis Butte on Wednesday evenings

Climb Lewis Butte on Wednesday evenings

An eight-week series of Wednesday afternoon hill climbs — running or just hiking — at Lewis Butte begins today (April 2) and runs through May 21. The climbs, sponsored by Cascades Outdoor Store in Winthrop, start at the Riser Lake parking lot, off of Gunn Ranch Road. Participants can take off between 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. and will be...