McKinney Mountain, Mazama

Our Methow Home

The McKinney Mountain community’s history typifies the trials and triumphs of living in the Methow Valley: harsh winters, hot summers, dramatic vistas, isolation, and hard work. This video gives you a feel for how the geography, weather, and humans interacted to influence and shape homesteaders’ families, homes, and livelihoods. Some made it; many did not.

Learn more here about the McKinney Mountain area near Mazama: the Methow Natives who lived here first, the homesteaders who came as the Methow Valley opened to mining and settlement, and the beginning of the transformation of the land to what we see today.