Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Fagin's Hike of the Week- Ancient Lakes

Updated 4-5-2017

The flower picture was  taken from last year and I was just out there and the flowers are several weeks behind the schedule from last year.
View of Dusty Lake from the rim above @ Alan Bauer
On the way to the lake passing a glacial erratic (aka big rock) @ Alan Bauer
Desert Shooting Star @ Alan Bauer
View of waterfalls and lake @ Alan Bauer
Ancient Lakes @ Dennis Long
Columns of basalt @ Michael Fagin
Some off trail scrambling @ Dennis Long
Columbia River @ Michael Fagin
Driving directions: Drive I-90 east to exit 149, SR 281. Go north towards Quincy. After 5.6 miles turn left on White Trail Road, and follow that 7.8 miles to road 9-NW. Continue 5.9 miles on this road and park in  at the end of the road.

Trail stats: Our loop was about 7 miles roundtrip with evelvation gain is minimal.
Our hike was along the valley to  the lake then back along south rim

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