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.
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 email@example.com 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
NEW TRAIL bulding! The best kind of party. We will be joining forces with Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance on a new trail that will give us a great single track option skirting the Hough Homestead taking you all the way to the start of Black Bear. The trail is marked with pin flags and partially built and if we have a good turnout we should be able to mostly finish it. Bring your bikes you may want to ride this to test out your handy work. Bring the usual water, a snack more healthy than doughnuts, and likely long pants and boots. Also bring any tread tools you have access to including iron rakes, McCloud’s and trail hoes. We will meet at the Chickadee Trailhead at 8:00am and work until 12:00pm. (or as long as you are able to stay!)
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.
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
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!
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