Friday, April 25, 2014

Spring hiking near Spokane... and other areas

Spring hiking east of the Cascades: The hikes featured are around Spokane and the far-east part of Washington. But at the end is a list of other highlight areas mostly closer.

Seattle Times

The far east:

• Mount Spokane State Park

• Riverside State Park in Spokane - the Bowl and Pitcher area

• Riverside State Park - the Ninemile area - Deep Creek Canyon to the Pine Bluffs

• Spokane - South Hill Bluffs 

• Whitman County’s Kamiak Butte east of Colfax

• BLM’s Escure Ranch area south of Sprague, Lincoln County

• North Fork Asotin Creek in the Asotin Creek State Wildlife Recreation Area south of Asotin.

• Coeur d’Alene, Idaho - Tubbs Hill from the Coeur d’Alene Resort and Mineral Ridge out of Wolf Lodge Bay.

Closer to Seattle:

• Steamboat Rock and Northrup Canyon in Steamboat Rock State Park.

• Ancient Lakes in the Quincy State Wildlife Recreation Area near Quincy.

• Yakima Skyline Trail in the L.T. Murray State Wildlife Recreation Area near Yakima.

• Lake Chelan Shoreline Trail in the Lake Chelan National Recreation Area.

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