Methow Trails-Rendezvous

Rendezvous Trails Trailhead Text by Peter Bauer. Photos by Gordon Congdon Rendezvous Trails begin at the Cub Creek Trailhead. To get there, leave Highway 20 just west of downtown Winthrop on the West Ch... Read More...

Golden Stairway

                               The Golden Stairway … to the Golden Fleece Far from any place anyone might even consider a place, ‘The Golden Stairway,’ is an old, lonely sheep driveway (trail) nestled ... Read More...

Fir Mountain

This is a fairly primitive trail (narrow, little signage, a bit brushy) that climbs steeply up the fall line to a beautiful 360-degree overlook that was once the site of lookout (now removed). The trail recei... Read More...

Virginia Lilly Loop

A high, undulating trail with changing views of surrounding hills whose south sides are carpeted by grasses and wildflowers and whose north sides are heavily wooded with Douglas firs, ponderosas, and Western la... Read More...

Okanogan River-Malott to Monse

Attractions. While driving the shuttle for this trip you might rate this section of river to be a bit of a Plain Jane – it has roads loosely paralleling it on both sides and it is bordered by many ranches and... Read More...

Rainy Lake

This short hike along a paved trail is great for stretching the legs when traveling along Highway 20. The forest you travel through is old and stately and the lake itself is rimmed by cliffs and high peaks. If ... Read More...

Crawfish Lake Loop

Attractions: The bike loop from Omak encompassing Riverside, the Tunk Valley, Crawfish Lake, Haden Creek, and finally the French Valley is a cross-bike classic taking in a diverse mixture of agricultural land... Read More...

Okanogan Rock (In Spring)

By James Moore With winter quickly receding, the rock in the Okanogan country is ready to climb. When is the best time to climb Okanogan rock? Now. That's not the existential, timeless now, but right now... Read More...

Bonaparte (Mt.)

Mt. Bonaparte – A Tale of Two Trails Long a popular trek with Boy Scouts staying at Camp Bonaparte below, Mt. Bonaparte is a wooded, alpine island in a sea of rolling farmland. It’s also one of the few fir... Read More...

Salt Hill Surprise

Salt Hill Surprise This double-track road system – suited to walking, trail running, and mountain biking – is a huge surprise. The road splits off of the Soap Lake Road about a mile north of Soap Lake ... Read More...