A Washington state Back Country Horsemen trail work party finished five days of trail and bridge maintenance in the Pasayten Wilderness on July 4. The work party included members of the Washington Trails Association, Pacific Northwest Trails Association, Pacific Crest Trail Association and U.S. Forest Service. Joining from the Methow Valley chapter of Backcountry Horsemen […]
USFS, rock climbers team up to stem damage at Methow sites
The Methow Valley is one of the fastest-growing rock climbing areas in the state. Its many attractions, including relatively low crowd levels, a wide variety of varied pitches, and easily accessible terrain, have made it a rising star among Washington’s many climbing destinations.
RCO grants will support trail, campground maintenance projects
Trail and campground maintenance projects in the Methow Valley Ranger District have received funding through the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO) following passage of the …
Improvements coming for Liberty Bell Mountain climbing trails
The Liberty Bell spires at Washington Pass offer some of the most popular and iconic alpine climbing in Washington, attracting more than 2,500 climbers each year. A destination for climbers since the 1940s, the granite spires…
Methow Trails Collaborative gets big turnout for its first project
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 […]
Andrews Creek Trail cleared of massive logjam
Crews worked to clear a massive debris slide off Andrews Creek Trail last week after the Methow Valley Ranger District received permission to use chainsaws and explosives to remove hundreds of trees blocking the trail.
The district requested authorization from the Okanogan-Wenatchee National …
U.S. Forest Service seeks OK to use chain saws in wilderness
Andrews Creek Trail blocked by tangle of trees By Ann McCreary The Methow Valley Ranger District is hoping to receive permission to use chain saws to help clear hundreds of trees deposited by an avalanche on Andrews Creek Trail, a popular route into the Pasayten Wilderness. District Ranger Mike Liu said the district is requesting […]