You have a small window where the river is slow enough to float, but not too low. And the weather is hot enough for your feet and bottom to handle the glacially fed headwaters of the Methow. And I nailed it! No technical prowess or expensive gear needed. The river takes you as you are. Occasionally you may fall out of your raft or have to walk. This is why I live here!
What a relief- just when you thought you would explode if you read one more thing about Covid-19, you look over the bridge and see that nature just doesn’t care. She is going about her change of seasons as she always has. I personally can’t wait to see each and every one of you back in this valley exploring and recreating and relaxing.
Absolutely the best activity in July in the Methow Valley is floating the river. And jumping in the river is the best of the best. 6 hours passes in a flash leaving you slightly sunburned and completely at peace. Come and check it out. I can share my rope swing location with you if you are very nice.
The North Cascades Highway is open, the sky is blue and the temperature is climbing into the high 60’s. Time to visit the Methow Valley again! You probably forgot how amazing it is. Give me a shout out if you will be in town.