December 9, 2007 |
The sign along the Methow Valley Trail is stern: Remove skis before crossing the highway. But civil disobedience is alive and well in Washington state's pastoral Methow, where old-time ranch values meet Left Coast liberalism. Snowy snail-tracks across the asphalt of Washington 20 indicate that many individuals have, as Ronald Reagan put it, voted with their feet. I figure they're locals.