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Fire, water cancel Angels, challenge Cutthroat

Fire, water cancel Angels, challenge Cutthroat

By Mike Maltais
Unusual weather phenomena made their presence felt in two popular Methow Valley high-elevation, late-summer running venues this year,  forcing one, the Angels Staircase, to cancel and the other, the Cutthroat Classic, to scramble in order to restore trail conditions back to usable shape.
Tourism reps, county commissioners look for common ground

Tourism reps, county commissioners look for common ground

By Marcy Stamper
Representatives of the two groups that advise the Okanogan County commissioners on how to distribute tax collected on lodging to attract more tourists to the county say …
Annual Sunflower Marathon & Relay are May 10

Annual Sunflower Marathon & Relay are May 10

The 34th annual Sunflower Marathon & Relay hosted by the Methow Valley Sport Trails Association will leave the starting line at the Mazama Corral Trailhead at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday (May 10). The Sunflower is expected to draw over 600 runners in each of its individual and relay races, making the race the largest recreational...
Multi-sport Winthrop Traverse coming in June

Multi-sport Winthrop Traverse coming in June

A new multi-sport event, the Sun Mountain Lodge Winthrop Traverse, will take place at Pearrygin Lake State Park on June 14, when solo, tandem and relay teams will take on the 35.25-mile course on feet, on bikes and on the water. The event, organized by Recreation Northwest, is the first of a series of similar...
Free Backyard Ski Day this Friday

Free Backyard Ski Day this Friday

Free trail access, ski rentals, lessons, snow cat rides and snacks will all be part of the season’s final Backyard Ski Day, sponsored by the Methow Valley Sport Trails Association (MVSTA) and community partners at Mazama on Friday (March 14). The event includes: • Free trail access all day on all MVSTA ski trails. Dogs...
Hood River skier wins Pursuit, locals close behind

Hood River skier wins Pursuit, locals close behind

Tav Streit of Hood River, Ore., led 27 skiers over a 30-kilometer course through the Rendezvous area to win the Methow Valley Sport Trails Association’s Methow Valley Pursuit on Saturday. Streit finished …
Methow Valley Pursuit Race in Photos

Methow Valley Pursuit Race in Photos

For more information on the 2014 Methow Valley Sport Trails Association’s Methow Valley Pursuit race, see Hood River skier wins Pursuit, locals close behind. For race results, see www.mvsta.com.
MVSTA makes tracks to Patterson Lake

MVSTA makes tracks to Patterson Lake

By Ann McCreary
Making lemonade out of lemons, MVSTA has set ski tracks on Patterson Lake near Sun Mountain to expand cross country ski terrain limited by this winter’s paltry snowfall. MVSTA used a snowmobile pulling a groomer to set tracks …

Nordic Festival weekend events: Pursuit, Backyard Ski Day, dinner

Nordic skiers from across the northwest are expected to take part in the Methow Valley Sport Trails Association’s 30-kilometer Methow Valley Pursuit ski race on Saturday (Jan. 25). Because of inconsistent snow conditions on the usual valley-floor race route, the Pursuit’s skate racing course has been shifted to start at the Cub Creek trailhead, climb...
Cutthroat Classic hits the trail this weekend

Cutthroat Classic hits the trail this weekend

By Mike Maltais
Cheer on runners from Rainy Pass to Cutthroat Lake