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Sarah Burr Arnold, 395-2669

Sean McGroarty, 395-9394

Kira Fogarty

Sofie Brubaker

Ah, summer is here...oops, it's, it's here again.

Although the calendar marked its return a week ago, Mother Nature has not been so obliging. Farmers and gardeners and their crops are left to her whims, hoping for the best and preparing for the worst. Still, the grasses and the animals that feed on them are happy. The cows are happy, the deer and elk are happy. But although the rest of us have been awaiting the real return of the season, there are other things in Trout Lake that we know will be back with certainty. This coming weekend will have something to suit any taste.

This Saturday, June 30, The Trout Lake Community is happy to mark the return of the Trout Lake Saturday Market at the Grange Hall. Fresh produce, local crafts, huckleberry products, home made baked goods, and of course, those gorgeous hand made quilts will all be available for purchase. A light breakfast and lunch will also be offered. The market runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., every Saturday until the first Saturday in September.

Trout Lake also welcomes the return of the 10th annual Mount Adams Country Bicycle Tour. There will be a 51 mile valley loop, a 54 mile forest loop, or if you are a true road warrior, a 105 mile infinity loop. A family fun ride of 11.5 miles is also offered, so there really is something for everyone! A post-ride feast is available to all riders. The longer rides include a complimentary T-shirt, and the first 300 riders to register will receive a free copy of Bicycling Bliss, by author Portia Masterson, who will be available for book signing at the event. Registration for the family fun ride is $20, and registration for the longer rides is $65. All proceeds from the event will benefit local nonprofit and community service groups. For more information, go to

, email, or call 395-2468.

If peddling through majestic mountain scenery just isn't your thing, then maybe hurling plastic discs through the air just might be. Also on Saturday, June 30, there will be a disc golf tournament from 9 a.m. to noon at the Schmid disc golf course on Little Mountain Road. There is an entry fee of $20. Barbecue lunch and prizes will be included. For more information, contact Dorine Colburn at (360) 921-8342. "Fore!"

And if you want to cap off your busy Saturday on the dance floor, the Trout Lake Country Inn will be hosting the honky-tonk rhythms of Countryside Ride on June 30. The show starts at 9, with a $5 cover charge.

Trout Lake news writer, Sean McGroarty

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