By James Gutschmidt This is the year of the endless winter in the North Okanogan Highlands. The snow fall topped 3 feet. We’re going into April with over two feet of snow and more expected. Every vehicle here in our neighborhood has been stuck in the snow or mud or broken down multiple times. Early March brought 18 inches of snow, and whiteout conditions. We’re dreaming of July, but we are not sure what it will bring. Chester is hibernating, and dreaming of July. On special loan to North Okanogan – An Online Magazine, from and by James Gutschmidt, all rights reserved. March 25, 2018.