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 […]

Crab Creek: Columbia National Wildlife Refuge–Come join the sandhill cranes for their festival!

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Quick Facts Location: Columbia National Wildlife Refuge near Othello Land Agency: US Fish and Wildlife Service Roundtrip: 2.6 miles Elevation gain: 40 feet Contact: Columbia National Wildlife Refuge; www.fws.gov/columbia Notes: Dogs permitted on leash. Access: From Ellensburg take I-90 east to Exit 137. Then follow SR 26 for 25 miles east turning left onto SR […]