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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 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 ...

Ancient Lakes Coulee Loop, Central Washington

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Ancient Lakes Coulee Loop, Central Washington

It is often hard to believe a forecast of a single sunny, blue sky day book-ended by bad weather in January, but I hoped for the best and prepared for the worst a hiker has to do what a hiker has to do so with that in mind we were off to Ancient Lakes / Pothole Coulees West of Quincy, WA. located in ...

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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