Yes, it is the time of year when the temperatures are freezing at night, but the sun is shining during the day – perfect conditions for maple syrup production! Taps are set all over the Stehekin Valley these days, collecting the valuable sap that is running in the maple trees. Then it is boiled down until all that is left is a sweet and delicious syrup. It takes roughly 40 gallons of sap to boil down to 1 gallon of syrup. Now you know why real maple syrup is going to cost more at the store!
We use local maple syrup made just like this in our homemade granola at the Ranch. This syrup is also sold at “The Garden” – Stehekin’s local organic garden.
Check out these photos to watch the evolution of local Stehekin syrup.These depict John Wilsey’s syrup making process, but there are many Stehekinites who make syrup every year. It is a lot of work but fun at the same time!
Stehekin Valley Ranch, in cooperation with Stehekin Outfitters, is offering these adventure-packed mini-vacations for your enjoyment of the Stehekin area. Visit our website for more information or to book one of these great packages!
Express Adventure Package Short on Time, but High on Adventure… 2 Nights, 2 Activities, ALL Meals! Available: June 15 – July 2, 2015 $350/person + tax, double occupancy
Deluxe Adventure Package All the Adventure you need, plus time to relax! 3 Nights, 2 Activities, ALL Meals! Available: June 15 – August 31, 2015 $440/person + tax, double occupancy