Chopaka Lake

Attractions. Chopaka Lake is a pretty mountain lake known for its fishing. The lake, about 1.5 miles long, is closed to motorized use and can only be fished with flies and barbless hooks. Besides the fishing,... Read More...

Blue Lake (Sinlahekin)

Of all the bodies of water dutifully named "Blue Lake" in Okanogan County, this particular Blue Lake in the Sinlahekin Valley is an exceptional place to cast a line for rainbow and brown trout up to 18 inches... Read More...

Rainy Pass Hikes

Whether you're just driving the Cascade Loop or spending more time exploring the North Cascades, keep in mind that Rainy Pass is a hiking hub with several excellent walks of varying length and difficulty. Amo... Read More...

Mazama Nordic Trails

Mazama & Winthrop Nordic Trails Words and photos by Gordon CongdonThe groomed trails clustered around the little hamlet of Mazama create a wonderful pod for cross-country skiers of all abilities. Mos... Read More...

Washington Pass-Birthday Tour

Birthday Tour – Washington Pass by Andy DappenIn the mid-1980s Sally Portman listed this circuit in her book, Ski Touring Methow Style. It’s a circuit her husband, Don, had skied with his friends on on... Read More...

Similkameen Rail Trail

Attractions. Enjoy a side of history along with your exercise by walking, running, or biking the Similkameen Trail, a 3.5 mile (one way) segment of the old railroad grade that once ran along the Similkameen R... Read More...