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Winthrop is a cowboy town located on Washington's North Cascades Scenic Byway (part of the Cascade Loop) in the beautiful and scenic Methow Valley about 9 miles north of Twisp and 14 miles east of Mazama.
This western themed town is a popular tourist destination known for the outstanding outdoor recreational activities including one hundred plus miles of groomed trails for cross country skiing. The Methow River provides ample opportunity for river rafting, fishing along with other water recreation. North Cascades National Park, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest and state parks provides horseback riding, hiking, biking and camping adventures. Winthrop is home to the Rhythm and Blues Festival, 49er Days, Winthrop Marathon and Methow Valley Chamber Music Festal.
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Best selection of books on the Northwest.
Day Hike! North Cascades by Mike McQuaide. Organized by major highways and roads for easy trail-finding, clear descriptions of each trail, including mileage and estimated hiking time, elevation gain, possible trail conditions, difficulty level, map references, necessary permits, options for dogs and bikes, and where to find further information. Order now...
Moon Spotlight Washington's Northern Cascades Camping & Hiking by Tom Stienstra and Scott Leonard. Compact guide covering the region's camping and hiking sights with at-a-glance icons to activities. Hiking descriptions, easy-to-follow maps, and clear driving directions are included. Order now...
Hiking the North Cascades, 2nd Edition by Erik Molvar. This comprehensive guide is your passport to one of the most beautiful and truly wild reaches of North America describing 105 of the region's best and most varied hikes, from a few choice short excursions to a whole host of day trips and overnight treks. Order now...
Day Hiking North Cascades by Craig Romano. This compact guide covers t a broad range of hiking options. This is the most up-to-date guide for the area, organized along highway and other travel corridors with an emphasis on trails that are 12 miles or less, round-trip. Order now...
Selected Climbs in the Cascades Volume II by Jim Nelson and Peter Potterfield. Features 100 routes, including top favorite sport and crag climbing areas. Illustrated throughout with black and white photographs, several with route overlays. Highlights fun, quality climbs for all skill levels. Order now...
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