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Mon., Jan. 2, 2012, 8:09 a.m.

Methow Valley ski trails welcome holiday skiers

At the Rendezvous Hut on a very crisp 2011 New Year's Day morning: Linda, Joe, Tom, Martha and Hannah Koeske join Meredith, Brook and Hillary Landers. (Rich Landers)
At the Rendezvous Hut on a very crisp 2011 New Year's Day morning: Linda, Joe, Tom, Martha and Hannah Koeske join Meredith, Brook and Hillary Landers. (Rich Landers)

NORDIC SKIING -- Time to brag: My visits to trout streams have ended weeks of good fishing; showing up at a campsites brought in hail storms. 

But my Friday effort to ski with family 6 miles into the wood-heated Rendezvous Hut for a three-day overnight up in the Methow Valley lured in a near white-out snowfall. In less than two hours as we skied,  the high country was smothered in 5 inches of beautiful new snow for our visit.

Yes!

STEELHEAD anglers were hitting most of the hot spots on the Methow River while I was diving back to Spokane on  Sunday.




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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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