Trail updates, staff notes, and current weather

Trail Updates

We can see snow in the hills above our office!! Last nights moisture dropped snow up high which is great to see as we continue to count down the days until we get to ski again. Early season pass pricing is still available so now would be a great time to lock in a better deal. We will keep you updated here as snow levels continue to lower and we are able to groom. 

Snow on Mt. Gardner in the distance above our office
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Rebuild work will begin in the coming days on Goat Creek Bridge!
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Great new trail surfacing on the Founders Trail!
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Jack's Trail washout is repaired!
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Lower Goat Creek Bridge in Mazama.
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Thanks for your support

Methow Trails is a non-profit organization that has been connecting people and trails since 1977. If you like what we do and want to see it continue, please consider purchasing an annual pass or making a donation. Your contributions sustain the trails you love year round. Thank you!

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The Campaign for Sunny M Ranch is a success!

Thanks to you, 10 miles of winter and summer trails are protected! The 1200 acres of the Sunny M Ranch provide wildlife habitat, agricultural fields, trail access and the opportunity for a small affordable neighborhood. Many mountain communities never get a chance to determine what the landscape near town looks like and how it reflects what the community values. We do.

Lower Goat Creek Bridge updates

After the high water damaged this beloved trail bridge there has been little visible progress to repair it. So... what's the plan? Are we going to rebuild it? How can we keep this bridge safe from future high water? Read on!

We are working on the plan, but as you’d figure, it’s complicated!

  1. The new design needs to allow the newly repaired bridge to survive future floods. This is the third time it’s washed out. We have a design drafted but it needs to be approved by the engineers and agencies that govern what we can do in the creek.
  2. The work needs to be done when the creek is at it’s lowest, which isn’t until later in the summer.
  3. This work wasn’t in the budget, and it’s not cheap to do all this engineering and heavy machinery work. We are looking for additional funding sources.
  4. Lastly, we have a full plate of other trail work planned!

We know this bridge is a vital link for the winter and summer trail users and we’ll do our best to have it repaired by winter. Donations are welcome and thanks for all the support. Feel free to reach out with more questions!

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