Thursday, March 15, 2012

Major events in Winthrop and Twisp

If you are looking for a Winthrop RV Park or Campground you might also like to know what is shaking in the Methow Valley this year...   Here's a list of the major events:

Winthrop '49er Days
May 11-13, 2012

May 26-27, 2012

Methow Valley Rodeo
September 1-2, 2012

Winthrop Auto Rallye
September 7-9, 2012

Christmas at the End of the Road
November 24-25, 2012
Winthrop Snowshoe Softball
February 16-17, 2013

It's always good to keep an eye on Methow Arts and the Confluence Gallery

Here you can find every single thing that's going on in the Methow:

Friday, March 9, 2012

Ever feel like smoke is following you around the campfire?

Why is it that every time you sit at the campfire, smoke gets in your eyes?

You move to the right and it gets you. So you move to the left and it gets you! But why?

Fire takes in air from all sides. When you sit in front of the fire, the flames suck in the air between you and it. This leaves a vacuum. The smoke will quickly fill this vacuum, therefore "getting smoke in your eyes."

When you move out of the way, the same thing happens - more smoke!

To avoid this smoky phenomenon, build your fire near something larger than you and non-flammable. This can be a large rock, or even a dirt mound or sand bank. The larger object should create a greater vacuum, drawing the smoke towards it - not you.

Just a little known fun fact from your friends at the Pine Near RV Park and Campground! 

If you are looking for a Winthrop RV park, check us out at 316 Castle Avenue, Winthrop, WA