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Day Hike - Autumn Color, Wildflowers, WineTasting - Cowiche Canyon

Autumn Color, Wildflowers, WineTasting - Cowiche Canyon

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7:30 AM at Tibbits park & Ride, exit 15, I-90
From the WTA website:

"Proof that not all fall color is found in the mountains. This rail-to-trail conversion is ablaze in October, from the reds of the sumac, dogwood and hawthorn to the yellows of willow, birch and aspen."

Located near Yakima, Cowiche Canyon is a scenic trail with wildlife and cool rock formations and excellent autumn color...and not closed by the government shutdown!! Along the way, after Bridge 8 of nine (!), we will take a detour and hike the short Uplands Trail which takes us up to 360 degree views of Yakima and on a clear day, Mt. Rainier and Mt. Adams. And as a special bonus, on the way out we'll take another detour on the short Winery Trail that leads up a hill to a lovely winery, where participants can just enjoy the scenery or do a bit of tasting, and maybe buy a bottle of wine to stash in their backpack and take home.

Note: I've given permission to one participant to bring along her well-behaved dog.

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