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Steliko Canyon – Oklahoma Ridge Thru-hike

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My partner Steve and I pieced together a day hike originating up the the Entiat River Valley in Steliko Canyon visited Steliko Lookout which they are renovating and followed Steliko Ridge to Goman Ridge and out Oklahoma Ridge to a second vehicle at the mouth of Oklahoma Gulch  near the Columbia ...

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 ...

Babcock Bench Loop

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Babcock Bench Loop

We were looking for a snow-less hike during this cold and snowy winter which has broken many temperature and snowfall records around Central Washington so we figured we would head to Babcock Bench in the desert near the Columbia River and while we were not expecting an absence of snow the 1-3 feet c ...

Tarpiscan – Tekison – Quilomene Loop

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With the first consecutive days of warm to hot weather my long time hiking and backpacking partner Steve and I decided to head South to do a backpack through the desert foothills of Central Washington paralleling the Columbia River in the Colockum and Quilomene Wildlife Areas. It was a cool and ...

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