Saturday, May 7, 2016

Sunflower Photos

What a glorious day to run through miles and miles of wildflowers!  Thank you everyone for coming out.  We hope you had a great time.   Below is one album of photos you are welcome to download and use as you wish.

Photos from Mitchell Image are available here.

Here is a album with some photos of the start and the suspension bridge.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Trail Party Every 3rd Thursday 8am -12noon


Ready to do more for the trails you love?  

Here's a fun opportunity every third Thursday of the Month when Jon leads our community in a trailwork party.  Join us for just a couple of hours a month to enhance the trails.  We will post here and on Facebook the meeting location for each event. Fill a pack with water, snacks and gloves. Meet us at the designated trailhead at 8:00am and get introduced to some new friends. We will spend the morning together enhancing trails until no longer than 12:00 noon. You can also contact Jon at jon@methowtrails.org to find out more information.

We would love to see you there you there!

Thursday, April 21- THANK YOU! 12 people put in 48 hours of trail work in just 4 hours making a ski trail in Mazama that much greater and helping us dismantle some old bridges!

Thursday, May 19-  Trail work on the Rendezvous trails.  Work will include pruning and removing of trees on the road bed and in the ditch on either side. We won’t need tread tools but would be interested in you bringing pole saws or loppers .  We have a full quiver of tools that we’ll bring as well and should be able to keep a large group busy.  Let’s meet at the Barn to carpool around 7:30 or meet at Cub Creek Trailhead around 8.  Bring the usual water, snack, boots, long sleeves and pants, and sunscreen etc.  Please email Jon@methowtrails.org if you can join us!  

Thursday, June 16-
Please join us for a Sun Mountain focused trail work session on Bridges this next Thursday, June 16th.  At this point we plan to tear out the Upper Fox Bridge, repair the small bridge near the Patterson Lake Cabins on the Cabin trail and improve the approaches to the lower Fox bridge.  There will also be some brushing as well as other merriment.  We will  meet at the barn to carpool at 7:30am and at the cabins parking lot at 8:00am (if you would like to drive separately).  Bring along a pair of gloves, water, a snack, sunscreen and any tools you are dying to use.  We’ll work from 8am-12noon. 

Thursday, July 21-
Please join us for some trailwork on the popular Patterson Lake trail at Sun Mountain.  Cascade will lead us in some rock work as well as some enhanced tread work and brush cutting.  We will meet at the Winthrop Barn to carpool at 7:30am and at the Patterson Lake Cabin parking lot just before 8:00am. Bring a pair of gloves, water, as snack, sunscreen and any tools you would like to us. Methow Trails will also supply tools.  We will work from 8:00am - 12:00noon.

Thursday, August 18
We’re excited to enhance the Winthrop Trail from the bottom of the trail through Powers Plunge.  We will work on brushing, and organizing some brush for a chipper we will rent in October as well as stacking some four foot logs, this is more of the work to improve winter sections that get snow starved and dirty from thick tree cover.  We may also have some gravel to spread in a section that collects water.  Bring the usual water, snack, gloves and a hand saw if you have one you like.  We could also use a few iron rakes.  I’ll try to have most of the chainsawing work done so that we can avoid the noise and hazard of working around that.
Lets meet at TT at 7 am on Thursday, we’ll be done by 11 at the latest.  We’ll do our best to fill up that parking area, if we need overflow we can park across the road on the trail past the Eagle Pine Chalet.  Thanks in advance for the help, I look forward to seeing you. 

Thursday, September 15 TBA
Thursday, October 20 TBA

Meet our new Trails Technician: Cascade Hahn


Methow Trails is excited to announce that Cascade (Cass) Hahn has been hired as our new Trails Technician. Cass brings 13 years of experience building trails, bridges, and structures for North Cascades National Park. He is also lead historic preservation projects all over the Northwest with a specialty in log construction. He brings additional experience in grooming ski trails in Tahoe, Schweitzer, and Loup Loup Ski Bowl. In addition, Cass has worked for the US Forest Service building trail in Wyoming, Utah, and for the Methow Valley Ranger District. 

As Trails Technician, Cass' primary focus will be to help develop and maintain summer trails in the Methow Valley as well as refine our winter amenities. You are sure to see him in the coming months on the trails. 


Monday, April 4, 2016

Sunflower Team Names



We love the creativity of team names each year for the Sunflower Relay.  Here's the competition for 2016.

Burrito 
20th anniversary team 
Coasties With The Mosties 
Can You Beer Me Now? 
Alicorn Rising 
One More! 
Jeff's Angels 
Girls run
Happy Paces 
Still Undecided 
YANJI & KEVIN 
Velocious 
Left Coast Runners
Altidudettes
Chics in the Met How!
Shalom 
Berkovitz-Rave 
Molasses Crew 
Ass Crackers 
Arse Crackers  
IssyGirls 
The Parents 
Bedard Express 
Saturday Sole Sistas 
Money Slide 
Victorius Secret 
Solid Gold Prancers 
Ridge Runners 
The Wolfpack 
Mitochondriacs 
Cake & Steak 
3 Moons 
Road Dogs 
Sole Sisters 
IssyGirls 
Naughty Ninjas 
Sons Of Guns 
Merry Makers 
Scandalous Scamps 
Crazy Cats 
Dancing Dudes 
Bodacious Babes 
You Only YOLO Once 
HOT SHOTS 
Power Puffs 
Weak Links #1 
Weak Links #2 
Humphrey's Kids 
Ladies of the Dawn 1 
Three's Company! 
Ladies of the Dawn 2 
Smash! 
The Firecrackers 
Grown Ass Women 
Firecrackers 
Team 42 
Super Steeres 
Rain Doggies 
Ram Fam 
Jua Kali Runners 
4 Old Hens and a Chick 
Matteribeth 
Flying Tin Mamas 
A.T.A.K. 
The McCrickets 
Not that fast as we look 
Endorphin Junkies 
Hellbenders
C&C&P
Three's Company 
To Slow To Win To Dumb To Quit 
Thee's company 
Parsnip Wranglers 
Wamba 
Team Trail Chix 
Dammit!!!! 
Damnit!!! 
Where the Wild Things Run 
Douglas Family 
A Twig & Three Berries 
Fairchild Family 
parsnip wranglers 
Mazama's Revenge 
The Finishers 
Team Bril 
Top 40 
The 10 Minute Mile 
The Ten Minute Mile 
Asswrath 
LOSST 
Hill is a Four Letter Word 
United in Bier 
Team Extreme
HodgePodge1 
HodgePodge2 
Team Gregg
MGB
Cascade Torrent Salamanders 
Twisp River Rats 
Straight Off the Couch 
Ganbaro Running Club 
There's something about Mary's team 
peapod 
Arthur-itis 
The Trail Feathers 
Chics in the Met....How?! 
Action Chuggers 
Westside Webfoot Runners 
Endorphin Junkees 
Balsamroot Bettys 
Seattle Sunflowers 
The Sundews 
Redo 
Lady Birds 
[Insert Creative Name Here]
Disco Run? 
For the love of IPA
Trot 
Roasting Goat 
The Hardwicks 
The comets 
Bibimbap 
Fiery Dung Beetles1
Flying Yellow Turtles 
Bleating Hearts 
Run Aloha 
Donuts if we finish 
BORN TO GIVER 
Peapod 
WAMBA 
Five Seattle Gals 
Pedal Stompers 
Girls Run 

LPD 
TEAM GROWN ASS WOMEN 
Hodgepodge1
Emily Huff- 20th Anniversary Team 
Hill is a 4 Letter Word 
A Twig and Three Berries 
There's Something About Mary's Team
There's something about Mary 
Altitududettes
4 Hens and a Chick

Sunday, February 14, 2016

2016 Doggy Dash Photos

It was another thrilling Doggy Dash!  The Super Bowl/Nascar of dog racing!  Here are the photos which you are welcome to download and use as you wish.  Thanks to all the participants, our sponsors and the spectators for coming out.  See you next year!
Click on the photo below for a full slideshow.
2016 Doggy Dash