On August 17-19, a group of 21 people from West Richland embarked on an adventure to attempt to reach the top of Mount Adams in the Cascade Mountains of Washington State. You can read about the adventure here.
The parking lot is quite large with room for over 50 vehicles and horse trailers.
This trail is approved for hikers, bicyclists, and horses. The parking lot is compacted gravel and is marked out nicely with cement parking stops and posts around the border.
One nice thing about the Candy Mountain Summit Trail is the parking lot is just a stone’s throw from the Badger Mountain Dallas Road Trailhead!
The wildflower season is off to a strong start. If you’d like to figure out which flowers you see, you can go to the wildflower page here on hiketricities.com and you’ll see many of the varieties you will find on hikes around the Columbia Basin.
(you can click any of these pictures and enlarge them). Probably most amazing is the lush, green carpet that is covering all the local hills and hiking trails!
The weather is perfect for a wildflower hike in the Columbia Basin. Just take a jacket along and wear some layers if its a little cold. I haven’t seen any snakes yet so there aren’t many excuses for not getting out and enjoying the beauty that surrounds us! Enjoy!
If you need some help identifying a wildflower you see out on your hike, check the WILDFLOWER page I put together and you may find some helpful information. If you have any suggestions or corrections, don’t hesitate to comment below!
A while back, I met Dan in the parking lot at a local auto parts store.
He recognized me from hiketricities.com and wanted to talk about his experience at the 50k Badger Mountain Challenge. His story was not pleasant as he felt he had been forgotten, left behind and unsupported (except by a couple of people). I encouraged Dan to write his story so I could share it with others. I share it not to tear anyone down or cast blame but to motivate people to do hard things……click here to read more.
Mission of Hike TriCities.com
1. Encourage people to get off the couch and get outdoors.
2. Help people make and keep commitments to improve their level of physical activity.
3. Increase use of our local resources while creating ownership and pride which will lead to responsible outdoor recreation, preserving our beautiful surroundings.