Soap Lake Ride

Soap Lake – Bike Rides Apart from Omak Lake, Soap Lake at 157 acres in size (a quarter of a square mile), is the biggest saline lake in the Okanogan Highlands east of the Okanogan River and west of the... Read More...

Black Peak

Frisco Mountain Solstice Skiing Story and Pictures by Andy Dappen They are intrigued about spending the summer solstice circumnavigating Mt. Baker on skis. In concept, I’m with them but the drive is ugl... Read More...

Methow Trails-Sun Mountain

Sun Mountain Nordic Skiing Compiled by Peter Bauer, photos by Gordon Congdon** Winthrop 'Town' Trailhead. This trailhead is located on the far side of the bridge crossing the Methow River on the sou... Read More...

Gardner Mountain

With such titles as the highest peak in the Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness, the second highest peak in Okanogan County, and the 22nd highest peak in the state, one would think 'Gardner Mountain' would be a h... Read More...

Border Camp Trail

Tough Mudding the Border Camp Trail by Andy Dappen The US/Canada Border has one of these monuments every mile. This is Monument 106 on the Border Camp Trail. Has the world gone a little crazy when... Read More...

Okanogan Webcams

Okanogan Webcams LOCAL TOWN AND ATTRACTION DESTINATIONS Brewster (Observatory) Chelan (various)  Colville Kelowna, BC                        Mazama (Ranch House) Methow Valley (various) ... Read More...

Chopaka Mountain-South Peak

Attractions. South Chopaka Mountain rises directly above Chopaka Lake and has commanding view over the meandering Similkameen River flowing south out of Canada into the American Hiking the jeep road upwar... Read More...

Washington Pass-Graduation Tour

The Graduation Tour by Andy Dappen It was the college graduation season of mid-May when we arrived at Washington Pass to try this tour. I was thinking about my youngest daughter -- I’d be attending he... Read More...

Buck Mountain Ride

Buck Mountain Ride By Matt Tangeman Ask a Methow Valley local for his/her go-to mountain bike ride, and there is a fair chance you'll hear about, Buck Mountain. A balanced mixture of Forest Service Ro... Read More...