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Seasons

One can take a radically different vacation each season on the Loop as the changing weather changes the landscape, activities, wildlife and travel conditions. Take a glance at the season in which you plan to travel to ensure that you can truly maximize the activities you love most at that time of year!

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Great Horned Owl
The most common owl found on the North American continent is the great horned owl -- and they are what most people imagine when they think of owls in storybooks. They live all across the country, and are at home in secluded forest lands up to the tree line, or in busy neighborhood parks. Read More >>>>
Late Winter Trailer Camping
Being the first weekend in March in Wenatchee, it was chilly, but the birding was great! My husband loves to spend time by a campfire so we stocked up on bundles of firewood. We recently traded in our 20+ year old travel trailer for a brand-spanking new one, with lots of bells and whistles. They recommended we take it out and make sure everything works – so we planned a weekend at a state park a whopping 5 miles from home. Read More >>>>
Cascade Tunnel - Longest Railroad Tunnel in the US
It was in December of 1900 when the longest railroad tunnel in the US was opened for train travel over Steven’s Pass. Nine years later the tunnel was electrified! Read More >>>>
The Night The Mountain Fell
On December 14, 1872, at almost 10pm, folks across the region were awakened by a massive earthquake. Contemporary accounts describe the earth rolling from North to South, no jolting bumps, just the feeling like walking on the deck of a ship in rough seas. Read More >>>>
COVID and Methow Trails
Join Methow Trails in choosing to #RecreateResponsibly. They are planning on operating a fairly normal season this year, with nightly grooming of nearly all of our 120+ miles of trail, free skiing for all kids 17 and under (and seniors 75+), and perfectly groomed trails for all abilities. We have implemented numerous changes to keep folks safe. Read More >>>>
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