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!
Showing you views from my 2.5 mile loop hike, just outside Winthrop city limits. It’s the kind of access to nature and beauty that enables people trying to walk on a lunch break or busy moms ability to participate. I know, you thought you had to be retired or on vacation to actually see nature. I feel that way ALL the time. Check this out though, it’s for real.
A public access parking area and trailhead can be found just to the south of the Sullivan Cemetery in Winthrop.
Dogs on leash okay, no biking.
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.
20 degrees, shining bright and snowy. It’s why I live in the Methow Valley!
Cool breeze, warm sun, October leaves. Come and check out the color change in action. It has already started turning the undergrowth and cottonwoods to gold. Watch as the aspens and river maple turn next starting in Mazama now and creeping towards Methow by the third week in October. Smell the leaf decay, ride your bike, drink a beer. Drink another beer.