By Don Nelson The Town of Winthrop has tentatively accepted the donation of a small, rustic building to be used as a waxing hut at the Town Trailhead. James DeSalvo, executive director of Methow Trails, told the Town Council at its meeting last week that a Mazama-area homeowner offered to donate the small log-cabin structure, […]
The network of mountain bike trails at Sun Mountain will get 22 miles of new single-track trails, including a trail along Thompson Ridge offering sweeping views of the Methow Valley and surrounding mountains.
The trail construction project is expected to get underway as soon as conditions allow and will …
Ski the Methow Trails Nordic system for free during “Backyard Ski Day” on Friday (Jan. 26). No trail passes will be required all day. There will also be free fat bike access on allowable trails, free snowshoe access on signed snowshoe trails, and complementary access for dogs on dog-friendly trails. Other highlights include: • Free […]
The Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is proposing a forest-improvement timber sale next year in the Virginia Ridge and Wolf Creek areas, plus a small section near Mazama, a total of 750 acres.
The largest unit, about 390 acres, goes from the Methow River to Wolf Creek Road …
A popular network of trails that climb Lewis Butte and travel around Riser Lake has been chosen for a “Save-A-Trail” project aimed at improving the trails and restoring areas damaged by overuse and erosion.
Close to Winthrop and easily accessible from Lower Rendezvous Road, Lewis Butte and …
The first joint project of the Methow Trails Collaborative on the Falls Creek/Burch Mountain FS #518 trail was a big success last weekend, according to organizers. The project drew 56 people who helped open an iconic, high alpine wilderness trail. Well over 300 hours of labor was put into the trail over the weekend. The work […]
Danica Ready, who has devoted her professional career to working with nonprofits that hold land in trust for public benefit, has been hired as the first executive director of the Methow Housing Trust, a nonprofit launched in March to create affordable housing in the Methow Valley.
Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed Danica Ready, a program manager for Methow Trails, as one of two new members on the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Funding Board. The board awards about $250 million in grants statewide every biennium for the development of parks, trails, boating facilities and other outdoor recreation opportunities and for the […]
Methow Trails will celebrate its 40th birthday with a weekend of competitive skiing events, free skiing on its trail system and a party co-hosted by the Methow Conservancy (see related story), all part of the Methow Valley Nordic Festival. On Saturday (Jan. 21), skiing will be free on the Methow Trails system. New this year […]
Two Methow Valley nonprofits — Methow Trails and the Methow Conservancy — invite the public to a combined birthday bash on Saturday (Jan. 21) at the Winthrop Barn, with dance music provided by The Paperboys.
Both organizations promise no fancy fundraising or gimmicks, or long speeches. Doors open …