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Methow Valley, Winthrop

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  • This is a lovely spot on the east side of the Cascades. The Methow River winds through and is a GORGEOUS river to float. Classic glacial fed. The North Cascades National Park is just up the road.  more »
  • In the Summer, we camp, bike, hike the many trails and kayak the many lakes and the Methow River. In the Winter, we cross country ski and snowshoe the same trails that we enjoy in the Summer. We have....  more »
  • The Methow River carves out one of my favorite places in the state. It is the primary drainage for the east side of the North Cascades. It begins high on the Cascade divide, picks up tributaries like the Twisp River, and joins the mighty Columbia River at Pateros. Alpine peaks and forests yield to the dry rainshadow of the east side. The river valley can be cold and snowy in winter and baking hot in summer. Two European explorers "discovered" the river in 1811 already inhabited by indigenous people. David Thompson and Alexander Ross claimed such credit.The river bore several native names, but the more pronouncable Methow stuck which means "Land of Sunflower Seeds".
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