Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Columbia Plateau Cheney Spangle trailhead

 Wanted to get out on the Columbia Plateau trail before the snow flew so went yesterday. The area between the Cheney-Spangle trailhead and Fish Lake is such a beautiful stretch, with the stream running beside and the trees framing it. The seasonal waterfalls are all dried up for the moment but will start back up when it is wetter. The water station is about .25 miles from the trailhead, it is about 3.75 from the trailhead to Fish Lake. The water doesn't work in the fountain so is just for decoration.

Sunday, October 22, 2023

Saltese Flats wetlands

 What a treasure this area is.  To the farmer who gave this to us all to enjoy and make a remembrance to his late mother thank you! There are 2 distinctly different hikes available within feet in this area. You can either choose to hike the hilly up and down of the uplands or the marshy waterbird full ponds of the wetlands. The uplands give views of The Barker Road area of the Spokane Valley to the west and Liberty Lake to the east. The wetlands is flat and full of water areas in what is a reclaimed hayfield. Really a must get to if you've not been. 

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

The magic of the Liberty Lake Loop trail

 Peace and tranquility are the feeling that flood you as you head deep into the forest on this trail. The ever present Liberty creek gurgles and the spicy sweetness of the forest and damp ground make it an all sense experience. One of my all time favorite trails in the area. 

Manito Park spring

 What a glorious space this Manito Park is! Every season is gorgeous and completely different and to be experienced! I went walking in Manit...