Sunday, March 31, 2013

KUOW- Hike of the Week Yakima Skyline Trail

Update 4-2-2013

Trail is snowfree hike near Yakima, north and west of there. Thanks Alan Bauer for great flower photos.
View of Mt. Rainier and sage brush

Check out Green Trails Maps for list of maps. Sorry no map for this hike. Click here for complete list of maps.  

Flowers starting to come out daisies@ Alan Bauer
More flowers @ Alan Bauer
Flowers next to badger hole @ Alan Bauer
View of Yakima River Canyon from top
Ken enjoying the views
Driving Directions:
Driving Directions: From Seattle, drive east on Interstate 90 to exit 110 and Interstate 82. Drive I-82 to the Selah/Canyon Road exit 26. Turn right off the exit and go 50 yards or so and turn left onto Harrison Road and drive 1.9 miles southwest before turning right onto Wenas Road. Continue 2.8 miles to a Y junction (near a rural fire station). Stay right (straight ahead on Gibson Road). In 0.3 mile after turning onto Gibson Road, turn right on Buffalo Road, where the pavement ends and the L. T. Murray State Wildlife Recreation Area begins. Turn left into a large parking area. Park here or drive through the gate (close it behind you) and proceed up a dirt track another 1.5 miles to the official trailhead. Need truck or high clearance for this.
Trail stats: 8 miles roundtrip 1000 feet gain.  After you park head towards north to ridge top. Trail starts about 1.5 mile from the gate on right hand side- looks like an old jeep road. Directions are our best estimates. Please bring map-compass and GPS>
Map of area
Map is LT Murray Wa Depart. of Fish and Wildlife
Spring hikes -free talk this Thursday April 4 at Seattle REI @ 7 PM Alan Bauer will talk at the Washington Ski Touring Club meeting. Alan is photographer and co-author of several hiking guide books will share his favorite early spring hikes. They all have lots of flowers. Enjoy this Power Power presentation and you will be blown away by Alan's photos. Click here for information on getting to meeting. http://>

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