Blythe and Chukar Lakes─Birds and beauty in the Channeled Scablands

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Location: Columbia National Wildlife Refuge, Grant County Land Agency: U.S. Department of the Interior Contact: Columbia National Wildlife Refuge Roundtrip: 3.0 miles Elevation Gain: 300 feet Note: Dogs permitted on leash. Be snake and tick aware   Good to know: dog-friendly, kid-friendly, spring wildflowers, exceptional birdwatching Access: From Spokane, take I-90 west to Exit 179 in […]

Big Ditch─Dig in for some excellent swan and snow geese viewing

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Quick Facts Location: Skagit Bay, Stanwood Land Agency: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Roundtrip: 3.6 miles Elevation Gain: None Access: From Exit 212 on I-5 head west on SR 532 for five miles to the town of Stanwood. Turn right onto the Pioneer Highway and proceed for 2.6 miles to the junction with the Old […]

Cape Flattery─Hike to the northwestern most point in Washington State

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Quick Facts: Location: Olympic Peninsula Coast Land Agency: Makah Nation Reservation Roundtrip: 1.5 miles Elevation Gain: 300 feet Contact: Makah Indian Nation Green Trails Map: Cape Flattery, WA- No 98S Notes: Dogs allowed on leash, Makah Recreation Pass required ($10, available at Washburn’s General Store and the Makah Museum in Neah Bay). Access: From Port […]

Clallam Bay Spit — Explore Washington’s deserted and spectacular North Coast

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Quick Facts: Location: Strait of Juan de Fuca, North Olympic Peninsula Land Agency: Clallam County Parks and Washington State Parks Roundtrip: 2.5 miles Elevation Gain: none Contact: Clallam County Parks Notes: Dogs permitted on leash Access:  From Port Angeles follow US 101 west for 5.4 miles to SR 112. Continue west for 44 miles on SR 112 to the community […]