Methow Valley Winter
Clearing fog near Mazama, Washington #56617 Purchase
Last month I made a quick trip to the Methow Valley in north central Washington for some much needed fresh air exercise and photos. The weather in western Washington had been fairly warm and rainy. So I headed to the east side of the North Cascades for a quick fix of winter conditions.
The Methow Valley is renowned for it’s extensive network of perfectly groomed cross-country ski trails and dependable snow cover. The area is also very popular with snowmobilers and backcountry skiers. They accessthe high country via the closed North Cascades Highway. On this trip I stayed in the upper part of the valley near Mazama area where I knew of several good spots for photographing if the light was right. Here are a few of the highlights from this trip.
Barn near Mazama, Washington #56601 Purchase
North Cascades Highway winter closure, near Mazama, Washington #56605 Purchase
Cross-country skier on Methow Valley trails #56646 Purchase