The Methow River just outside of Winthrop. Methow [met-how] is an Okanogan word meaning “sunflower seeds”.
The Methow winter trails include 120 miles of groomed nordic trails for classic and skate skiers.
K’s wearing the ski coat my dad bought me when we moved to Salt Lake City during the winter of my junior year of high school.
This was the second day of skiing–the kids all did very well, though we were all sore. I love K’s face here as she keeps her balance. 🙂
Such a muted winter landscape outside of Twisp. We saw nine bald eagles!
Our favorite restaurant in North Central Washington!
Sunshine on our drive back. We saw blackened forest, orchards, and scrubland recovering from the devastating Okanogan Complex fire this last summer; with a covering of snow, the ruination wasn’t always obvious. It brought to mind Richard Wilbur’s “First Snow in Alsace”: As always, winter shines the most.