Twisp is a native american word that means "wasp" or bee.I spent a night in Twisp in the early 60's with the rest of our fire crew. We were being given a day of rest between fires. While there we found a newspaper office that was printing news on an old fashioned press that was an antique even in those days. Somewhere along the line we were told that Twisp was an Indian word meaning Last chance.
True? Wonder if that old office still exists. Doubt it. Anyone know?
I'm curious. This is a bit tangential, but since you seem to have some direct knowledge.... I remember when this ski resort was proposed and ultimately rejected. I was under the impression that the main pushback was from Wetsiders wanting to preserve the wild remoteness of this particular corner of the Cascades. Part of the project would have involved keeping SR20 open throughout the season IIRC (have fun with that.)
Was local opposition that strong and a significant part of the rejection? Would this have been primarily working class locals who stood to see economic benefits or vacation home NIMBYs wanting to keep their valley relatively unspoiled?
As for the original article, well written, but overblown and pandering to the well-heeled adventurebro like most everything from Outside Mag, no?
If they wanted to, the Yakimas could do something interesting with their half of Adams.but would be nice to have an actual destination resort in WA
If they wanted to, the Yakimas could do something interesting with their half of Adams.
Outside of the tribe, I don't think anyone would be able to secure enough suitable land. With the changing climate it would be a crazy crapshoot anyway.
With the growing population of the PNW and increasing popularity of the outdoor lifestyle, a well executed 4 season resort could be very profitable and take some pressure off the other areas.
There is definitely a need. Good luck getting it approved.