Patterson Mountain — Bitterroot and Balsamroot and a bevy of other blossoms  

Quick Facts: Location: Methow Valley Land Agency: WA Department of Natural Resources Roundtrip: 3.7 miles Elevation Gain: 1,100 feet Contact: WA Department of Natural Resources Green Trails Map: Sun Mountain, WA- No.83S Notes: Discover Pass Required Access:  From Winthrop head east on SR 20 for .6 mile immediately turning right onto Twin lakes Road. Follow for 3.0 miles turning right […]

Catherine Creek Rock Arch–A touch of Utah in the Northwest!

Location: Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Land Agency: Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area Roundtrip: 2.3 miles Elevation gain: 370 feet Difficulty: Easy Contact: Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area Notes: Dogs permitted on leash. Be aware or ticks and poison oak. Green Trails Map: Columbia River Gorge East No. 432S Good to Know: kid-friendly, dog-friendly […]

Chelan Lakeshore Trail—Spring has sprung along Washington’s inland fjord

Quick Facts: Location: Central Cascades Land Agency: National Park Service Roundtrip: 10.0 miles Elevation Gain: 1,000 feet Green Trails Map: Stehekin, WA- No. 82 Contact: Lake Chelan National Recreation Area,  Golden West Visitor Center in Stehekin; Special Note: Accessible only by boat or sea plane. Regular passenger ferry service is available from Chelan and Field’s […]

Frenchman Coulee — This Canyon above the Columbia River C’est magnifique!

Quick Facts: Location: Columbia River Basin Land Agency: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Roundtrip: 4.0 miles Elevation gain: 100 feet Contact: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Columbia Basin Wildlife Area (Moses Lake) Notes: Discover Pass required Detailed Source: Day Hiking Eastern Washington (Mountaineers Books) Access: Follow I-90 to Exit 143 and head north […]