The Methow Valley Snowmobile Association (MVSA) would like to thank Northwest Avalanche Center (NWAC) for providing an Avalanche Safety Awareness Clinic. We had a great ride to Yukon Jack Hut from Gold Creek Sno-Park on Feb. 6. Many socially distanced snowmobile riders joined us from Chelan, Wenatchee, Pateros, Brewster, Libby Creek, Twisp and Winthrop.
Throughout the day, Graham Clark from NWAC took riders in small groups to talk avalanche safety, awareness and had practice sessions. Some riders had the proper equipment needed for backcountry riding. For those who did not, MVSA members let them use their gear so they could get in on the action.
It really is important to practice these skills frequently. Those who participated did walk away with a better understanding of the importance of avalanche safety. Many who did not have avalanche safety gear said that now that they have learned the importance of avalanche safety, they will be purchasing the needed gear.
Remember to recreate responsibly, be prepared, know before you go, so always check the avalanche forecast before adventuring out into the backcountry. Stay safe out there.
Methow Valley Snowmobile Association
I am writing to inform Mr. Nelson that I have purchased my very last copy of the Methow Valley News. The straw that broke the camel’s back was Mr. Don Nelson’s article in the Feb. 17 edition titled “No Bad Days — A Little Back Story.” It is very evident to me that the tone of the article makes it perfectly clear that the Democrats and those that support them have no intention of attempting to “unify” the country as stated by President Biden.
Since the purchase of the Methow Valley News by Mr. Don Nelson the paper has de-evolved into nothing more than a leftist rag sheet.