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Recreationland Your Free Guide to North Central Washington and South Okanagan, BC

2013

A supplement to the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune Visit us online: www.gazette-tribune.com


…stay awhile and see what we have to offer!

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elcome to beautiful North Central Washington and lower British Columbia, one of the greatest “undiscovered” and unspoiled recreational areas in the Pacific Northwest. By traveling north from Wenatchee along the many scenic byways like the Okanogan Trails Byway on the International Discovery Loop, you will experience two countries, many cultures and unique history and heritage. The area abounds with ghost towns, historical landmarks, abandoned (and active) mines, camping, fishing, hunting, boating, swimming, golfing, rock climbing, sightseeing, wildlife viewing, horseback riding—you name it! Canada’s only desert region lies just north of the border, in southern British Columbia from Osoyoos to Kelowna. The area is not only Canada’s fruit basket, it also has a booming wine industry. There are wine festivals and tastings and wineries in the Osoyoos and Oliver areas welcome visitors. Back in the United States, north central Washington is staking out a wine industry as well, with established and new wineries from Chelan to Oroville. Although fishing and hunting remain two of the biggest recreational pastimes in the area, watchable wildlife activities like birdwatching are increasing in popularity. This region offers a variety of flora and fauna for wildlife fans to explore. Even though the area is semi-desert, the region offers several fine lakes for swimming, boating, jet skiing and fishing. Water recreation choices range from the international Lake Osoyoos to internationally famous Lake Chelan, from the mighty Columbia River to the undiscovered Similkameen.

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If wide open spaces are the thing, the wide-open plateau is the spot; the drive between Bridgeport and Waterville, over the top as it were, is full of straight roads and big skies. Orondo, along the Columbia River, offers fruit stands and a growing retirement and vacation spot, with new homes going along the highway to take advantage of recreation on the river and the warm summer sun. The Columbia, Methow and Okanogan rivers provide excellent fishing, as do the many local lakes. There’s good water for skiing or just a relaxing boat ride. With spring and the snowmelt, smaller local rivers provide plenty of good whitewater rafting, then calm down in the height of summer, making for fun tubing. How about taking a hike, or maybe a mountain bike ride, maybe even a horseback ride? Try one of the many fun and interesting trails in the Methow Valley— more than 400 miles for the choosing. Or try the Similkameen River Trail on the old Great Northern Railway bed and the Whistler Canyon Trails near Oroville. Both are legs of the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail. Summer days can hit 100 degrees or more, so one of the rivers, the swimming holes or local pools might be appealing. Golfers have a plethora of choices, from the Oroville Golf Club to Lake Woods in Bridgeport, Alta Lake near Pateros to Omak and Okanogan and Chelan, as well as fine courses in Osoyoos and Oliver. Camping and RV facilities are available at numerous locations from Waterville to Oroville. Again, welcome to north central Washington and lower British Columbia. We hope you will stay a while and enjoy all the area has to offer. Just remember to bring your camera.

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Table of Contents

WHAT’S INSIDE Welcome................................................................................ 2 County Maps ......................................................................... 4 OKANOGAN COUNTY

www.gazette-tribune.com 1420 Main Street, PO Box 250, Oroville, WA 98844 Office: 509-476-3602 Toll Free: 866-773-7818 Circulation / Subscribe: 888-838-3000 Publisher: Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune, Black Press Advertising Sales: Charlene Helm, Dean Wilson Design & Production: Kirk Myltoft Contributing Writers/Photographers: Gary DeVon, Brent Baker, Charlene Helm, Ruby Ragsdale, Tim Patrick Photography, Valerie Hester, Ferry County View, Liar’s Cove Resort, Joni Parks / City of Pateros, Destination Osoyoos, Kee Construction, Justine Parsons Salazar / Cowgirl Connection Recreationland 2013 is a special annual publication of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune. All material herein is protected under copyright law and may be reprinted only with permission in writing from the Publisher. Printed in the USA.

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Oroville .................................................................................. 7 Okanogan Highlands ........................................................... 13 Chesaw, Molson, Aeneas Valley, Wauconda and Bonaparte

Tonasket .............................................................................. 14 Loomis ................................................................................. 17 Omak/Okanogan ................................................................. 18 Conconully ........................................................................... 21 Brewster/Pateros/Bridgeport .............................................. 23 Methow Valley, Winthrop and Twisp ................................... 25 FERRY COUNTY Republic/Curlew .................................................................. 26 DOUGLAS COUNTY Orondo ................................................................................ 28 SOUTH OKANAGAN, CANADA Osoyoos/Oliver.................................................................... 29 LODGING ............................................................................ 30 ADVERTISER INDEX ............................................................ 31 3


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Gateway to Fun & Relaxation

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roville is four miles south of the Canadian border and the nearby 24-hour Port of Entry, the busiest in Eastern Washington. The town lies north of the confluence of two rivers – the Similkameen and Okanogan – and is on the south end of Lake Osoyoos, an international lake shared by Oroville and Osoyoos, B.C. Originally noted for mining, cattle and timber, today Oroville is better known for its apples and cherries and as the birthplace of Washington’s apple industry. Oroville has award-winning wineries and boasts a fine German-style microbrewery. May Festival is the second Saturday in May and the Old Depot Museum and Visitor Center open that day as well. Tourism and recreation take advantage of the area’s natural beauty with mountains, lakes and two rivers. Two very fine city parks are situated on Osoyoos Lake – Oroville’s Veteran’s Memorial Park is located at the north end of town. The former state park has a boat-launch, as does Deep Bay Park, about one and a half miles north of the city limits. Osoyoos Lake offers swimming, boating, sailing, water and jet skiing, as well as first-class fishing. Or you can just sit on the beach and relax. From the lake you can paddle your canoe or kayak south down the Okanogan River and stop by Oroville’s Riverfront Park.

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The Can Am Powerboat Races, Oroville Heritage Day and the Tumble Weed Film festival all take place in the summer. There is golfing at the Oroville Golf Club; its nine-hole course is considered one of the most beautiful and challenging small courses in the state. Hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding are available on the Similkameen River Trail on the old Great Northern Railroad route, which starts at the trailhead on the west side of town, passes a working vineyard, crosses a steel trestle bridge and continues along the historic railroad bed. Just south of town is the Whistler Canyon Trail with trailhead just off Highway 97. Both trails are well maintained and part of the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail. Check out the Similkameen Trail Facebook page. For more information on Oroville and the surrounding area see www.orovillewashington.com

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EstherBric ues Winery Finely crafted Wines from the North Okanogan Valley Social Eves Open Thursdays @ 6 pm

www.estherbricques.com estherbricques@nvinet.com 509-476-2861

"Come visit our World Famous Groundhogs"

 Open Daily 

Tastings Tours Sales RV parking Summer Hours 1 to 6 pm or by appointment

42 Swanson Mill Road, Oroville,WA

Visit our Brewery, and try our freshly brewed

German Beers! Call for Tours

Phone: 509-476-9662

821 14th Avenue, Oroville, WA www.alpine-brewing.com sales@alpine-brewing.com

Quik - Mart

Your Full Service Mini-Marts! OROVILLE

OROVILLE GOLF CLUB

Quick Stop

Tee Times Required Power Carts Available! OGLE Chapman April 26, 27 & 28 Ground Hog Open August 16, 17 & 18

add “& DVD Players” on sam The Pet line should read:

Phone: 509-476-2390 “Pets Welcome” 2 mi. W. of Oroville on Nighthawk Rd.

Clean - Comfortable - Convenient IN

DOWNTOWN OROVILLE!

CAMARAY MOTEL  Outdoor Pool  Cable TV / DVD Players  Wireless Internet  Guest Computer  Microwave & Fridge in Rooms

 Guest Laundry  In-room Coffee  Kitchenettes Available  Non-Smoking Rooms  Pets Welcome

1320 Main St., Oroville, WA  509-476-3684 www.orovillemotel.com

Downtown Oroville!

2208 Juniper St., Oroville (Across from Prince’s)

509-476-9999

 Fuel

/ Snacks Store  Ice Cream  Convenience

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Drinks Sandwiches  Hot Food / Pizza  Fresh

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FULL HOOKUPS • SHOWERS • LAUNDRY CLUBHOUSE • INTERNET • LAKE VIEWS

www.bainsrvpark.com email: info@bainsrvpark.com 5 Swan Ln. N. of Oroville, WA 8

APPLEWAY

1300 Main Street, Oroville, WA 98844

Video, Books & Gifts Greeting Cards Fax & Copy Service Internet

Essential Oils Incense Crystals

Fax: 509-476-3633

Store: 509-476-3900

Come check us out

OROVILLE FITNESS Vivian Taylor - Owner Mike Christoff - Personal Trainer

Your Local Gym!

811 Appleway, Oroville, WA

Ph. 509-476-3900

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Northern Okanogan Country On US 97 five miles south of Canada

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Copper Mountain Vineyards

Tasting Room Open: Daily 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. or by appointment 509-476-2762  509-322-0011

OKANOGAN E S TA T E & V I N E YA R D S

Located in Taber’s Fruit Barn 33345 Hwy 97, Oroville

www.coppermountianvineyards.com

Enjoy Indoor & Outdoor Dining  Tue. - Sat.

Hometown Pizza & Pasta Pizza  Pasta  Steaks  Subs Appetizers  Wines  Desserts

Lunch & Dinner Specials! www.okanoganwine.com P.O. Box 2550 Oroville, WA 98844 Recreationland 2013

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OROVILLE

WASHINGTON STATE’S FIRST OKANOGAN VALLEY WINERY

Friday & Saturday Nights Only

1315 Main, Oroville Ph. (509) 476-2410 9


Windermere Real Estate / Oroville • Waterfront • Residential • Land Orchard & Farms • Commercial Exceeding Expectations 1408 Main St., Oroville WA

(509)

476-3378

www.oroville.withwre.com

OROVILLE

MINI STORAGE Video Monitored &

Check out our

PHOTO KIOSK Unique Gifts & More

Hallmark & Leanin’ Tree Cards Frames  Jewelry  Units 5x10 to 10x30  Power  Fenced  Covered RV &

Boat Parking

509-560-0166 509-560-0367

www.orovilleministorage.com 140 Oroville Chesaw Rd., Oroville

OROVILLE PHARMACY 1416 Main St., Oroville 509-476-3411

Come and enjoy our famous Margaritas & Authentic Mexican Cuisine!! Open 6 days a week 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.(closed Tues.)

1918 Main St., Oroville 509-476-9151

Restaurant & Lounge

Great Food, Friendly Atmosphere OROVILLE

Restaurant Open: 7am to 9pm Lounge Open: 12pm to Close

1412 Main St. Oroville

509-476-2664

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Copper Mountain Wines of the Okanogan 33345 Hwy 97 Vineyards Oroville’s WinesValley of the Okanogan

Valley

1. Copper Mountain Vineyards

Oroville, WA 98844 A unique experience in the Northern part of Okanogan Located in Taber’s Fruit Barn We invite to you ourtoTasting Rooms. Oroville County! Weyou invite our Tasting Rooms. Orovilleisislocated just 5 mi. south of the British Columbia border. 509-476-2762 located just 5 mi. south of the British Columbia border. 509-322-0011

Copper Mountain Vineyards

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Copper Mountain Vineyards

Okanogan Estate & Vineyards 2.

Winery & Vineyard

33345 Hwy 97 Oroville, WA 98844 Located in Taber’s Fruit Barn

1205 Main St. / Hwy 97 Oroville, WA 98844

509-476-2762 509-322-0011

www.okanoganwine.com

www.coppermountainvineyards.com

Tasting Room Open Daily

Tasting Room Open Daily

509-476-2736

Hours: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment

Esther Bricques Winery & Vineyard Tasting Room Open Daily www.coppermountainvineyards.com Esther Bricques Winery

9 a.m. to 53.p.m. or by appointment

2. Esther Bricques Winery & Vineyard

42 Swanson Mill Rd. Oroville, WA 98844 509-476-2861 42 Swanson Mill Rd.

www.estherbricques.com Oroville, WA 98844

Summer Wine Tasting 1 to 6 p.m. Daily509-476-2861 or by appointment www.estherbricques.com

3. Okanogan Wine Tasting EstateSummer & Vineyards 1205 Main HwyDaily 97 or 1 toSt.6 /p.m. Oroville, WA 98844 by appointment 509-476-2736

www.okanoganwine.com

Open Year Round A unique experience in the Northern part of Okanogan County!

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71st Annual

4TH of JULY C CHESAW HESAW R RO ODEO

Music by

COUNTRY WESTERN DANCE!

Wed., July 3

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Country Western BanD 

9:00 p.m - 1:00 a.m.

$5 admission to Rodeo & Dance  Children 10 & under FREE

SMALL SPORTS 10:00 A.M. PARADE 12:30 P.M. RODEO 1:00 P.M.

For information: 509-485-2204, 509-485-3941 or 485-3041 Parade pre-registration contact: 485-2103 Presented by CHESAW RODEO CLUB

Eden Valley Guest Ranch Robin & Trail Rides

Nightly Lodging in Nice Cabins. Non Riders Welcome! Its a resort in the woods.

Many activities. High Speed Wireless.

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Visit Molson Museums! Molson Schoolhouse Museum

Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day. Many floors of Memorabilia.

Summer Fun Day 3rd Sat. in June

Old Molson Ghost Town Museum

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Beginner Rides

Advanced Rides

Daylight hours April - November. Five acres of historic townsite with full-scale buildings and exhibits.

Multi-Use Trail System. Horseback rides Intermediate Rides at your ability level. Call for Free Information. (509) 485-4002

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Near Oroville, Molson, Chesaw & Tonasket, WA

Molson Bank Building.

New Addition in 2013. Walker-Odell Locator Building and Residence Added to Old Molson Museum. Call for Group Tours 509-485-3292

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Chesaw, Molson, Aeneas Valley, Wauconda and Bonaparte

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here are many small communities in the Okanogan Highlands enjoyed both for their recreational opportunities as well as their history and culture. Chesaw is an old gold mining town, was named for Chinese miner Joe Che Saw and is 21.5 miles east of Oroville. The town has a general store with gas pumps, tavern and art gallery. The tiny town’s population has dwindled to just a handful, but each year the family-oriented July 4th Rodeo is held. In August, the town invites people to participate in one of the many activities planned around the “Hot August Nights” celebration. But there is more to Chesaw. There’s beautiful scenery and wildlife, hiking, camping and fishing in the National Forest and at nearby Lost, Beaver and Beth lakes. Molson was initially financed by John W. Molson of Canadian brewing and banking fame. The three-story brick schoolhouse is now the Molson School Museum. It houses artifacts and a souvenir shop. Many exhibits reflect the area’s mining and farming past and other facets of rural life. Today, the original townsite is a ghost town and is the Old Molson Outdoor Museum with a variety of early day town buildings and agricultural equipment. Both museums are sponsored by the county historical society and manned and maintained by a local group of dedicated volunteers. Fishing and camping number among the many recreation

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possibilities around the Aeneas Valley area. There are several small lakes located along Aeneas Valley Road -Round, Long and El lakes. Crawfish and Lyman lakes are not far away either. The community of Wauconda, 24 miles east of Tonasket, is centered along Highway 20 like an oasis, inviting and colorful after the vast miles of ranches and rolling hills that surround it. There is a tiny U.S. Post Office, grocery store and café that harkens back to a simpler time. It’s only a short drive to Lost, Beaver and Beth lakes, which offer some of the areas best fishing and camping opportunities. This same area offers some of the most varied hunting you will find anywhere. You can also enjoy boating, swimming, hiking, snowmobiling and other winter sports.

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All roads lead to Tonasket

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onasket, with a population of 1,000, is approximately 20 miles south of the U.S.Canadian border. It is the center of a large agricultural area, with apples, cattle and timber being the most prevalent products The Many Lakes Recreation Area, about 15 minutes west of town, is famous for its fishing, hunting and wildlife viewing. The town hosts several annual events, including the Founder’s Day Parade and Rodeo, Father’s Day Flyin, Okanogan River Garlic Festival, and Demo Derby. Its Farmer’s Market is open for business every Thursday in the middle of town, and the Community Cultural Center brings music, art and cultural events to the area on a regular basis. Tonasket is intersected by state Highways 97 and 20. Highway 97, an international roadway, links the town with Canada to the north, and California on the extreme south. Highway 20 is an east/west route from the Pacific Coast via the North Cascades Highway, to Republic and Spokane. The original town site of this western village was located on the west side of the Okanogan River, about one mile south of its present location. The town was once called Parry’s Ferry, or Parry’s Landing, for Watkins W. Parry, an early pioneer settler who had extensive holdings in the area. The present site of the town was purchased from the Bonaparte Land Company in 1910 and was soon platted. It was named Tonasket after Chief Tonasket of the Okanogan Tribe. The town offers tourist information in the summer with a helpful staff at the Tonasket Business and Resource Center right on Highway 97. More information can be found at www.tonasketchamber.com and www.tvbrc.org.

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FRESHEST LUNCH IN TOWN! FREE Wi-Fi

PH. 509-486-4188 21 West 4th St., Tonasket www.tonasketcoop.com

Located ¼ mile North of Tonasket on Hwy 97 Norma Jean Hart

509-486-4496

Something for Everyone!

Greeting Cards  Yankee Candles Books and Gifts  Antiques & Collectibles

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A Land for All Seasons!

TONASKET Chamber of Commerce

Check out our NEW website!

AMENITIES...  Friendly People  Excellent Schools  Bus. Resource Center  Airport  Motels / RV Parks  Banks  Attorneys  City Parks

 Shopping  Specialty & Antique Shops  Full Service Flooring Store  Dining  Public Fishing & Boating  Forest Service  Library  Guest Ranches

 Real Estate  Game Reserve  Skiing / Resorts  Civic Organizations  Hospital / VA Clinic  Medical / Rehabilitation Clinics  Extended Healthcare  Dental / Vision Clinics

Vacation Destination Recreationland 2013

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We have all your BBQ and Picnic Favorites!

Friendly Service One Stop Grocery Shopping Full service Bakery & Deli, Fresh Produce & Meat

Always Friendly Service 212 N. Hwy. 97, Tonasket 509-486-2183

Mon. - Sat., 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.,  Sun., 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

18 W. 4th, Tonasket 486-2127

For all your prescription needs!

Count on us ROY’S PHARMACY Known for its friendly service & unique gift items RX Billing for Numerous Insurances. 318 S. Whitcomb, Tonasket

Phone: 509-486-2149  Fax: 509-486-2196

 Cold Pop & Beer  Chips & Snacks  Groceries  Meats  Produce

Scholz SPORTING  Bait

/ Tackle / Ammo Supplies  Hunting & Fishing Lic.  Sporting Equipment  Reloading  Camping

Goods Downtown Tonasket

Lee Frank Mercantile We have what you need to get a job done.

 Equipment Rental  Hardware / Paint  Farm, Ranch & Garden  Appliances

509-486-2105

324 S. Whitcomb, Tonasket

Upper Valley Realty, LLC www.uppervalleyrealty.net email: dbrothers@ncidata.com

415B S. Whitcomb, Tonasket • 509-486-2295

TONASKET

Homes, Land, Recreational Properties & Commercial Listings.

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Center of the Many Lakes Recreation Area

Spectacle Lake Resort Spectacle Lake Resort

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ocated 16 miles northwest of Tonasket or 16 miles southwest of Oroville, the quaint little town of Loomis rests in the center of the “Many Lakes” area. While the town is small, the area draws folks from around the state and the province of British Columbia from the start of fishing season in the spring until the end of hunting season in late fall. Throughout the summer, visitors come and enjoy a variety of camping sites along one of the many lakes or even in the coolness of the local mountains along a meandering stream. Loomis is the center of some of the best fishing and hunting in the state. The trout and bass are large and the mule deer abundant. Nearby lakes include Spectacle, Palmer and Whitestone. Other fishing opportunities abound in the Sinlahekin Wildlife Area in lakes and Touts Coulee Creek. Chopaka is a well-known fly-fishing-only mountain lake. Although small, many amenities can be found within a few short blocks. Nearby wildlife is abundant with bighorn sheep and deer that can sometimes be seen strolling through town, black bear and mountain goats can also be spotted. In winter people are drawn to the area for the hundreds of miles of snowmobile trails in the mountains.

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In the Beautiful Okanogan

Heated Pool RV & Tent Sites  Fishing / Hunting  Store & Laundry  Rec. / Meeting Hall  Furnished Kitchen Units  Water Sports & Boat Rentals  

www.spectaclelakeresort.com

509-223-3433

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The busy hub of the Okanogan mak has events planned for every season of the year. In summer there’s the Stampede and World Famous Suicide Race which has been held since 1935. The event features four rodeo performances followed by the Suicide Race, where horse and rider plunge down a steep embankment and cross the Okanogan River for the push to the finish line. There is also a genuine Native American encampment complete with over 100 teepees, native dance competitions with dancers in full traditional dress. The town is full of recreation options, many at the 72acre East Side Park. The park includes three softball fields, the Stampede and Rodeo Arena, an olympicsize pool, two soccer fields, Babe Ruth and Little League diamonds, covered picnic area, archery range, horseshoe pits, lighted tennis courts and a basketball court. Add to this acres and acres of green lawn and a 72-site full hook-up RV park and tent area, and the possibilities for fun are many.

Washington’s best kept secret kanogan, incorporated in 1907, became the county seat of the largest county in area in Washington in 1914. Highlights for the town include the annual county fair, Sunny Okanogan Days and Harvest

Festival. Being the county seat, Okanogan is also the home to the historic Okanogan County Courthouse. There is also the Okanogan County Museum, which features an extensive history of the county, as well as many ‘Frank Matsura’ photographs from the famous Japanese frontier photographer who made the Okanogan his home before the turn of the last century. This year the chamber of commerce is Celebrating 100 Years of Frank Matsura, see more on their Facebook page. Outside the museum is a replica of an Old West town of the early 1900s and a replica of the town’s original firehouse. Outdoor displays include farm equipment and what is believed to be the Okanogan’s oldest structure, a log cabin built in 1879. The museum is located adjacent to the Legion Park, which can accommodate overnight RV parking (no hookup) for a small fee.

For more information see www.omakchamber.com Riverside, about six miles north, is one of the most important towns in Okanogan County’s early history. A quaint and picturesque town, it sits nestled between the Okanogan River and Highway 97. Riverside was once a booming commercial center. As head of navigation for the Okanogan River, goods transported via steam paddle wheeler up the Columbia and further up the Okanogan could not get past that point. So Riverside became an important connection between the then isolated county and more populated areas of the region.

Omak, Washington ♦ High Speed Internet ♦ Coffee Shop ♦ Microwaves & Refrigerators ♦ Complimentary Breakfast ♦ Indoor Pool & Spa ♦ Adjacent Restaurant & Lounge

See you soon!

♦ Pets Allowed ♦ Guest Laundry Facilities ♦ Meeting/Banquet Facilities ♦ Non-smoking Rooms ♦ Whirlpool Rooms Available ♦ Fitness Center on site

509-826-3822  1-800-204-4800

912 Koala Dr., Omak

Conveniently located off Highway 97 in beautiful Omak, WA

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Okanogan County Fairgrounds & Agriplex Events Center EVENTS YEAR ROUND!

RV PARK Tents to Full Hookups!

 Family

Reunions  Weddings or Small Event space  Event Center Boasts 24,000 sq. ft.  Horse Stalls  Pet Friendly  Shade & Showers  Winter RV & Boat Storage  Large

66th ANNUAL OKANOGAN COUNTY FAIR Sept. 5-8, 2013

Conveniently located off Hwy 97 between Omak & Okanogan Phone: (509) 422-1621 Email: fair@co.okanogan.wa.us PO Box 467  175 Rodeo Trail Rd Okanogan, WA 98840

www.okfair.org

Wenatchee Valley Medical center

Four clinics

One PUrPOSe

Our purpose is to provide high quality, safe, efficient and cost effective care for our patients.

Oroville

916 Koala dr. (509) 826-1800 hours: Mon.-Fri., 7am-6pm Sat. 8:30am-noon RECREATIONLAND 2013

(509) 476-3631 hours: Mon.-Fri., 8:30am-5pm closed Weekends

tonasket

Brewster

north Valley Family Medicine Family Medicine, anticoagulation, Obstetrics and Women’s health care.

Brewster clinic Family Medicine

17 S. Western ave. (509) 486-2174 hours: Mon.-Fri., 8:30am-5pm Sat. 9am-noon

418 W. Main St. (509) 689-8900 hours: Mon.-Fri. 8am-6pm

OMAK/OKANOGAN

Omak clinic

Family Medicine, Behavioral Medicine, north Valley Family Medicine eye care, radiology, Urgent care, diabetic Family Medicine, Obstetrics, Women’s health education, anticoagulation, Physical care and anticoagulation clinic. therapy and several Visiting Specialists from Wenatchee Valley Medical center and a Walk-in clinic. 1617 Main St.

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Where the past is always present

CONCONULLY

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ith Conconully State Park right on the reservoir and restaurants, full-service resorts and a variety of RV facilities and the lake just minutes away, Conconully is a wonderful site for a family vacation any time of the year. There are lakeside resorts, in-town lodging, several restaurants and a general store with gas pumps to serve visitors. Most resorts offer boat and/or canoe rentals. Some feature pools, showers, RV parking and campsites. Kids have a good time wading in the pond and playing on the swings, slides and big

toys at the state park, which has excellent camping and picnic facilities. Spring is when the high alpine meadows boast carpets of wildflowers, accessible only to the hiker or horseback rider. Spring is also when anglers start coming to town to test their skills on the rainbow trout in Conconully Lake. In the summer you can swim, fish, water ski, bicycle, horseback ride, take a nature hike, rock climb or just relax and enjoy the glorious scenery. For more information visit www.conconully.com

ONCONULLY Your Trailhead to Adventure

For a Calendar of Events check out our website at

www.conconully.com

e r u t n e v d Let the A e! begin her  Lodging  RV Parks  Lake Resorts  State Parks  Food/Drink  Birding  Snowmobiling

 ATVing  Fishing  Hunting  Water Sports  Hiking  Biking  Groceries/Fuel

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CONCONULLY Best Rainbow Trout Fishing in Sunny Okanogan

Conconully is fun for everyone!

The

The town of Four

Seasons...

Hunting, Fishing, Snowmobiling & ATVing.

 Six Units w/Kitchenette  Private Deck w/View  Comfortable Rooms  Wireless Internet Access

Comstock Motel

110 N. Main, Conconully, WA  509-826-1272 www.comstockmotel.com

 Ice & Bait

 RV Hookups

 Cabins with Kitchens

 Rental Boats & Motors  Much More

Liar’s Cove Resort

Shady Pines Resort

800-830-1288 509-826-1288

800-552-2287 509-826-2287

Gene & Linda Bussell

FREE Wi-Fi & TV Service!

www.liarscoveresort.com

Steve & Dena Byl

FREE Wi-Fi & Cell Phone Service! www.shadypines

CONCONULLY/BREWSTER/BRIDGEPORT/PATEROS

resort.com email: liarscoveresort@yahoo.com e-mail: spr@nvinet.com

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BREWSTER

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ituated along the Columbia River, the quiet town of Brewster offers excellent fishing, numerous boat launches, docks and riverside picnic areas. Surrounded by apple and cherry orchards, the beauty of farmland and the mighty Columbia River creates an environment perfect for bird watching, fishing and hiking. The Brewster Swimming Pool is open weekdays from Memorial through Labor Day and has two waterslides and two diving boards. The Columbia Cove Park offers boat launches, RV park and a river swimming area as well. Fun events and celebrations are held throughout the year. Brewster is fast becoming known for having one of the best salmon fisheries in the state. The annual King Salmon Derby takes place the first week of August. Other city events include Bonanza Days/4th of July Celebration, Main Street Halloween Trick-or-Treat and Christmas on the Columbia. These offer an open invitation for visitors to enjoy the small town atmosphere. Nearby Chief Joseph Dam adds to the water sports playground. For more information visit www.brewsterchamber.com.

BRIDGEPORT

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ridgeport offers four city parks, lavish shade and picnic areas. Berryman Park boasts expansive lawns, a barbecue area with covered picnic area, basketball court, play area and the city swimming pool open in the summer. Marina Park is a peaceful, overnight campground featuring a breathtaking view, marina, boat launch, play area, restrooms, showers and plenty of green grass for picnics and lazy days. For anglers, Bridgeport offers Rufus Woods Lake for Triploid Trout, Walleye, native Rainbow and Bass. Lake Wood has a nine-hole golf course and trails for hiking and biking. Bridgeport State Park is a 748-acre camping park with 7,500 feet of freshwater shoreline on the lake behind Chief Joseph Dam on the Columbia River. The park provides 18 acres of lawn and some shade in the midst of the desert terrain. For more information go to www.bridgeportwashington.net.

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PATEROS

Celebrating 100 Years

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ateros, a four-season destination, was founded in 1913 and will be celebrating its centennial this year. Perfectly located on the banks of the Columbia and Methow rivers, it offers everything an avid outdoors person would love. Hiking, biking, swimming, boating and sightseeing are just a few of the possibilities, not to mention the snowmobiling, skiing and hunting later in the year. For the fisherman in the family, Pateros has one of the best fisheries in the state. Steelhead, salmon, walleye and bass fishing are all available. There are several parks to give visitors a wide variety of picnic and playground choices. On the Pedestrian Mall there is a new splash pad for those of all ages to play and cool off by and the swim area has been newly refurbished. Visit the New City Museum at city hall and then take a self-guided history tour along the park trail under shady trees and visit the many places to eat along the way. Maybe you would like to just pull up a park bench and relax while watching the wildlife play along the riverbanks. Pateros has eight boat docks and two boat launches available on Lake Pateros, the reservoir created behind Wells Dam. There are close to 30 miles of uncrowded water to explore and play on and curbside camping is also available. For more information on Pateros and Centennial Events contact the Pateros Visitor Center at (509) 923-2571 or check out the website www.pateros.com.

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THE METHOW VALLEY, TWISP AND WINTHROP

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inthrop and Twisp are picturesque towns perched high in the Cascades and are popular tourist and recreation destinations. The western-themed Winthrop has unique artisan shops and boardwalk sidewalks offering year around activities for everyone. Winthrop’s sister city Twisp has hiking and biking trails, rock climbing, camping and river rafting. The entire Methow Valley has a variety of recreation during the summer months. There’s flyfishing and reel fishing available through public access to the Methow River. Kayaking, hiking, horseback riding, bird watching and camping are all recreation highlights of the valley. Famous for it’s groomed crosscountry skiing trails, there is also tubing, snowmobiling and snowshoeing in the winter. Loup Loup Ski Area features snowboarding and downhill skiing.. During the summer Twisp and Winthrop host art and music festivals, ranging from rhythm and blues to outdoor classical concerts to old time fiddlers. For more information see www.wintrhop-washington. com and www.twispinfo.com. RECREATIONLAND 2013

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There’s lots to do in Ferry County

REPUBLIC/CURLEW

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ou can dig for fossils at the rich Stone Rose fossil beds with the family and go home with a piece of prehistoric history, fish or swim in one of the area’s many lakes and streams and horseback ride into the forest, hike the Kettle Crest Trail or one of the other 430 miles of trail in the area. The Republic area has 21 campgrounds around lakes and streams. Something is happening almost every week; stock car races every other weekend in the summer, Prospector’s Day, rodeos, draft horse shows or Winterfest. Located next door to the Stonerose Interpretive Center is the Republic Historical Center. Visitors can walk through the Kaufman Cabin, peruse the extensive collection of Republic’s historical photos and listen to firsthand accounts of times past from the volunteers who operate the small museum. Between Republic and Curlew, alongside Highway 21 North, is the Antique Car and Truck Museum. The museum has numerous antique cars, including a 1925 Howard Cooper, one of only four ever built and a 1926 Yellow Knight, one of the last three known to exist. Built in 1903, the historic Ansorge Hotel in Curlew is a museum. The hotel retains many of its original furnishings and all of its charm. 26

Nestled in the forested hills of Ferry County is pristine Curlew Lake. Curlew Lake is a favorite destination for fishermen, sporting different varieties of trout. The park features 82 campsites, some of which have power, water and sewer hook-ups, a roped-off swimming beach, boat ramp, trailer dump, restroom and hot showers. For more information see www.republicchamber.org and www.ferrycounty.com

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Anderson’s Grocery — A Family Tradition — Republic, WA 509-775-3378

Videos  Full Service Deli  Fresh Quality Produce & Meats

Over 100 Years of Great Customer Service!

Prospector Inn Your home away from home. Continental Breakfast Conference Center Honeymoon Suite Sauna - Jacuzzi Free Wireless Internet

979 S. Clark Ave., Republic 509-775-3361 Reservations Toll Free 1-888-844-6480 www.theprospectorinn.com

The

Ansorge Hotel Museum

The Ansorge Hotel at Curlew, Washington is the only old hotel still standing in Ferry County. It is a wood frame structure with tin siding made to resemble stone, constructed in 1903 when the Great Northern Railroad was just coming into the country and is located adjacent to the tracks. The ground floor contains a lobby, dining room, kitchen and large billiard or game room. Nine bedrooms, one bathroom, and a sitting room comprise the upstairs. Most of the original The Ansorge Hotel Museum furniture is on display, as well as dishes, clothRiver Street, Curlew... ing, pictures and numerous memorabilia. Open Memorial Weekend thru Aug. Sat. from noon to 4 p.m. Tours available on request. Contact: Janet Stephens at 509-779-4951 or Lynnie Lindgren at 509-779-4823

Courtesy of Kettle River History Club

Discover www.republicbrew.com

Enjoy

Use our convenient drive-thru or come inside and browse our gift shop. Sit outside and enjoy the spectacular view from our deck.

509-775-2025 1015 S. Clark Ave., Republic Recreationland 2013

HOURS: Wed/Thurs: 2 - 9 p.m. SUMMER HOURS: Fri/Sat Noon to 10 p.m.

26 Clark Ave, Republic, WA

509.775.2700 27

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• Big Train Frappés • Fruit Smoothies & Jet Tea • Unique Gift Shop

A Pint & Place Worth the Drive!


ORONDO

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rondo, a small community in Douglas County at the base of Pine Canyon is named after a Great Lakes Indian and was first settled in the 1880s. A growing community along the Columbia River, it is well known as a fruit producing area with apples, cherries, pears and peaches. There are several fruit stands along U.S. Highway 2 that offer travelers a chance to stop and enjoy some of the local produce. The Orondo Park provides access to the Columbia River, as do Lincoln Rock State Park and Daroga State Park. More recently it has become a vacation and retirement spot with new homes going up along the Columbia, which offers many recreational opportunities like fishing, boating, water and jet skiing and relaxing under the warm summer sun.

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Playground in Canada’s only desert

OSOYOOS/OLIVER

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soyoos and Oliver, B.C. are located just north of the U.S.-Canadian Border in Canada’s only desert region. Osoyoos, who recently trademarked “Canada’s Warmest Welcome” as their logo, is just five miles north of Oroville. The friendly tourist town has the warmest average temperature in Canada and the warmest freshwater lake in the country. There are many public boat launches and the lake is accessible through any of four sandy public beaches. In addition to swimming, boating, jet skiing, fishing and tanning on the beach, there’s shopping downtown, fine restaurants, golf, tennis, water slides, hiking and horseback riding – and that’s just in the summertime. On the northeast side of the lake is Canada’s only desert area, featuring a variety of flora and fauna only found in this specific environment. Many rare species of birds, bats and cacti survive here. The Desert Centre and The Desert Cultural Centre are a must see for anyone traveling to Osoyoos. Osoyoos is also part of Canada’s Desert Wine Country and there are many wineries with tasting rooms to enjoy. The Okanagan Spring Wine Festival helps celebrate the area’s wines and is held the first week of May. The Okanagan Fall Wine Festival is held the first week of October. Oliver is 16 miles north of the U.S. border. It is the “Wine Capital of Canada” and has numerous wineries with tasting rooms. Oliver also has the Festival of the Grape in the fall as a kick off to the Fall Wine Festival. In addition, Oliver hosts the Sprint Triathlon in June.

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The early spring, hot summers and late-arriving fall, coupled with short, mild winters make Oliver a year ‘round playground. The town is a friendly place where families can come and find excellent camping, fine accommodations and a variety of shopping opportunities. Oliver also has many fine restaurants and a movie theater making it a popular destination for people from the U.S. For more information on Osoyoos visit destinationosoyoos.com and for Oliver it’s www.winecapitalofcanada.com or check out their combined chamber of commerce website at www.southokanaganchamber.ca.

OPEN Tues. - Sun. from 5 PM July & August OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK!

Voted Most Popular Restaurant in South Okanagan by local newspaper! Best in Class by Boundry Creek Times!

CAMPO MARINA Italian Restaurant 5907 Main St, Osoyoos, BC

No Reservation Required

Hwy 3 E. Main (across from Dairy Queen)

Ph. 250-495-7650

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(509) 826-1288

EDEN VALLEY GUEST RANCH & TRAIL RIDES 31 Eden Valley Lane, Oroville edenvalleyranch.net

(509) 485-4002

LIAR’S COVE RESORT 1835-A Conconully Highway, Conconully www.liarscoveresort.com

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ALL

75-85

V, MC D

V, MC,

(509) 826-1288 (800) 830-1288

6

Y

50-105

V,MC, D

OMAK INN 912 Koala Drive, Omak www.omakinnwa.com

(509) 826-3822 (800) 204-4800

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57.50127.50

ALL

PROSPECTOR INN 979 Clark Avenue, Republic www.theprospectorinn.com

(509) 775-3361 (888) 844-6480

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ALL

SHADY PINES RESORT 125 Fork Salmon Creek Road, Conconully www.shadypinesresort.com

(509) 826-2287 (800) 552-2287

SPECTACLE LAKE RESORT 10 McCammon Road, Tonasket www.spectaclelakeresort.com

(509) 223-3433

OSOYOOS LAKE VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK 2207 Juniper St., Oroville www.oroville-wa.com

(509) 476-3321

OKANOGAN COUNTY FAIR AND AGRIPLEX EVENTS CENTER 175 Rodeo Trail Rd., Okanogan www.okfair.org

(509) 422-1621

6

Y

79-89

V, MC, D

16

Y

30-210

V, MC, D

86

Y

access website

ALL

Call or access website

ALL

Trails / Hiking

AAA / AARP

Pets Welcome

Smoking

Spa/jacuzzi/Hot Tubs

Exercisee Room

Outdoor / Indoor Pool

90-110

64 + 44

Recreational Equipment

Y

Y

Boat Launch / Fishing

Refrigerators

Microwave

Kitchenettes

Comp. Breakfast

60-105

10

30

Credit Cards

Y

Price

40

V, MC D

Internet/High Speed/Wireless

COMSTOCK MOTEL 110 N. Main, Conconully www.comstockmotel.com

Y

Wheelchair Access

(509) 476-3684 (888) 413-8239

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Meeting Rooms

CAMARAY MOTEL 1320 Main Street, Oroville www.orovillemotel.com

Campground/ RV Park/Trucks

(509) 476-4122

# of Rooms/ Cabin/ Suites/ Sites

BAINS’ RV PARK 5 Swan Lane, Oroville www.bainsrvpark.com

Lodging Ass’n Member

Motel, Hotel, Lodges, Resorts & RV Parks

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ADVERTISER INDEX Oroville 76 Quik-Mart....................................................................8 Oroville Quick Stop..........................................................8 Appleway Video, Books & Gifts.......................................8 Oroville Fitness.................................................................8 Alpine Brewing Co...........................................................8 Oroville Golf Club.............................................................8 Oroville Chamber of Commerce.......................................9 Hometown Pizza & Pasta.................................................9 Camaray Motel.................................................................8 Oroville Pharmacy..........................................................10 Oroville’s Wines of the Okanogan Valley ......................11 Esther Bricques.................................................................8 Okanogan Estate & Vineyards..........................................9 Copper Mountain Vineyards............................................9 Prince’s Department Store.............................................10 Trino’s Mexican Restaurant.............................................10 The Plaza Restaurant......................................................10 Pastime Bar & Grill.........................................................10 Windermere Real Estate.................................................10 Bains’ RV Park..................................................................8 Oroville Mini Storage & U-Haul......................................10 WVMC / North Valley Family Medicine (four Clinics one purpose Ad).........................................19 Okanogan Highlands (Chesaw, Molson, Havillah) Chesaw Rodeo Club.......................................................12 Eden Valley Guest Ranch................................................12 Molson Museums............................................................12 Tonasket Tonasket Chamber of Commerce...................................15 Tonasket Natural Foods Co-op.......................................14 Hidden Treasures............................................................14 Lee Frank Mercantile......................................................16 Roy’s Pharmacy...............................................................16 Upper Valley Realty........................................................16 Beyer’s Market...............................................................16 Grant’s Market................................................................16 Spectacle Lake Resort (Loomis)......................................17 WVMC / North Valley Family Medicine (four clinics one purpose AD).........................................19

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Okanogan Okanogan County Fair Grounds.....................................19 Omak Omak Stampede.............................................................19 Omak Chamber of Commerce........................................20 Omak Inn........................................................................18 Wenatchee Valley Medical Center Clinics/ Omak Clinic (four clinics one purpose Ad).....................19 Conconully Conconully Chamber of Commerce................................21 Liar’s Cove Resort...........................................................22 Shady Pines Resort.........................................................22 Comstock Motel.............................................................22 Brewster Pizza Rio.........................................................................24 Shull’s / Brewster Car Care.............................................24 Les Schwab Tire..............................................................24 Best Deals.......................................................................24 Brewster Drug................................................................24 Webster Furniture..........................................................24 Pateros City of Pateros................................................................22 Los Cantaritos.................................................................22 Republic / Ferry County Anderson’s Grocery........................................................27 Java Joy’s Espresso........................................................27 Prospector Inn................................................................27 Republic Brewing Company...........................................27 Kettle River History Club / Museum...............................27 Orondo/Douglas County Lone Pine Flea Market....................................................28 Lone Pine Fruit & Espresso.............................................28 Orondo CIder Works......................................................28 Osoyoos / Canada Campo Marina................................................................29

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OROVILLE

Osoyoos Lake Veterans Memorial Park • The park is located at the north end of corporate limits of Oroville and is an excellent space for relaxation and enjoyment of the magnificent scenery surrounding Oroville. • Swimming beach, boating facilities,

picnicking and camping areas. • Campsites are available without hook-ups, but both water and septic are available. 80 + 6 primitive sites. • Vacation Rental House & Boat Launch

Can-Am Boat Races - Can-Am Apple Cup 2013

Aug 10-11

• Racing starts at 10am at Deep Bay Park on Lake Osoyoos. • Limited Inboard Hydros, Flatbottoms & Outboard Performance Crafts • Concessions, Music, Vendors (parking will be limited at the Park so come Early)

The Old Depot

The McDonald Cabin

Antique Tractor Show Okanogan Borderlands Historical Society

Heritage Days

• July 19 & 20, 2013 • Breakfast at Oroville Seniors Center • Antique Tractor Show • Pulls & Races • Arts & Crafts • Yard Sales • Farmer’s Market • Art in the Park • Music Stage & Much More • For more info, call 509-476-2476

For More Events and Camping Information: www.oroville-wa.com

Destination Guides - Recreationland 2013  

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Destination Guides - Recreationland 2013  

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