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Spencer Ridge – Tenas George Canyon Loop

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Spencer Ridge – Tenas George Canyon Loop

Every Spring we put together conditioning hikes with distance and elevation gain to redeem ourselves of holidays and the restrictions of a long winter and this is an early loop option that offers exercise, views, and usually early wildflowers, while we often refer to these as “Spring Training” m ...

Colockum Wildlife Area / Tarpiscan Creek Hike

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An Easter day hike in the Colockum Wildlife Area to Tarpiscan Creek in the desert scablands of Central Washington. The area was ravaged by wildfires then flash flooding causing washouts and rock slides in recent years but has always been an early wildflower favorite while occasionally providing the ...

Babcock Bench – Evergreen Creek – Columbia River

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Babcock Bench – Evergreen Creek – Columbia River

It had been around two weeks since we were last in the area and did the Babcock Bench Loop which had up to 3' of snow and multiple snow slides at an amazing 800' elevation in the desert. There was more snow than I have ever seen in the area in the 15 years I have been hiking here and two weeks later ...

Steamboat Rock

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Steamboat Rock is a large prominent Butte that rises above and is all most completely surrounded by Banks Lake in the Grand Coulee, the Butte rises some 800' out of the lake and on the top is a scab-land plateau with magnificent views up and down the sixteen plus miles of the coulee which is one ...

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