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Day Hike - Ice Age Floods Pathway Hikes

Ice Age Floods Pathway Hikes

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  • Thu, Apr 16, 2009 — Fri, Apr 17, 2009
  • RETIRED - Seattle Midweek Hiking Committee
  • Day Hiking
  • Adults
7:30 am at Preston Park and Ride
April 16-17, Thurs.-Fri. – Ice Age Floods Pathway Hikes (E/M) (WDNR Maps Moses Lake and Banks Lake). WDFW permit. Join us for two days of hiking along the historic pathway of the glacial lake outburst floods in Central Washington. As you wait for snow to melt in the Cascades, this is also a good time to enjoy the warmer weather and desert wildflowers. We will hike to Ancient and Dusty Lakes (E-M), 8-9 mi., 200’ gain. on Thursday and follow a loop trail around Umatilla Rock (E), 5 mi., 200’ gain on Friday. As time permits we may also hike to Lake Lenore Caves and the “Great Blade” (E), 3-4 mi. 400’ gain, as well as view the West Bar Giant Current Ripples, Dry Falls, and various lakes, potholes, coulees and other landforms caused by the world’s largest known glacial floods. Moderate pace. Meet 7:30 a.m. Preston P & R (north of I-90, exit 22). We’ll camp at fee site on Thursday night near Ephrata. Register with clubhouse or online. Glen Strachan, 425-869-8094 or glenshgi@msn.com (s3/30-4/13) Desert Hikes of Washington
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