I am a life long Washingtonian and had never been to the Methow Valley until late June / early July. We went at the perfect time, the valley was still green and late spring flowers were still in bloom. So very picturesque. There is so much to do here, and there is something for everyone. I mountain bike and the trail systems are fantastic. I hope to come back to do x-country skiing in the winter some time. Between Winthrop and Twisp there is great food, beer and coffee. You can tell it has grown and come into it's own in recent years. I also really like the mix of people that come here and live there - it adds to the experience.