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      Entries filed under 'Methow Valley'

        Of Skis and Dogs (and Elvis): My Introduction to Skijoring

        fileWhen was the last time you tried a new activity? For me, it was over Presidents’ Day Weekend in Washington’s Methow Valley. This cross-country skiing mecca boasts miles of groomed trails, drawing classic and skate ski aficionados in search of good snow (a rarity west of the mountains, where we often settle for “Cascade concrete”.)   I’ve skated in the Methow (pronounced MET-how) area before, but this year, some friends of mine brought along their two huskies and asked if I’d like to try skiing ...

        Posted by Julie in Seattle on March 15, 2011 1:35 PM & Tagged Methow Valley, cross-country, dogs, skiing and skijoring | permalink | Comments

        How to Land an Outdoor Dream Job: One Woman's Story

        What's your outdoor dream job? I discovered a new one recently. In fact, if Kristen Smith wasn’t so nice, I might be tempted to pull a "Tonya Harding" at her local ice skating rink in hopes of stealing her job. Kristen is the sparky marketing director for the Methow Valley Sport Trails Association, keeper of 120 miles of primo Nordic ski trails in remote north-central Washington state. (How remote? The Methow Valley is the last stop before the snowplows give it up for the winter and let state ...

        Posted by KellyH on February 8, 2011 1:14 PM & Tagged Cross-country skiing, MVSTA, Methow Valley, rei and snow sports | permalink | Comments

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