Category Archive for: ‘Hikes’
Construction started on Candy Mountain Trailhead

They’re moving dirt at the new Candy Mountain Summit Trail Trailhead! Heavy equipment operators are at the site today getting the parking lot cleared and leveled.  The trail is still not officially open, watch for opening details.  County park official Adam Fyall reports there will be parking for over 50 vehicles plus horse trailer […]

Spring Wildflower Season is Here!

Spring Wildflowers are Blooming, Don’t Miss Out! Well, just as I thought, the wet winter (and continued rain showers we’ve had this spring), are making for beautiful colors on the hills and hiking trails around the Columbia Basin.   Wildflower Identification If you need some help identifying a wildflower you see out on your hike, […]

Awesome New Hiking Trail Coming to the Tri-Cities!

One-way mileage: 1.6 miles Difficulty: Easy to Moderate Elevation: Start 840 feet, Summit: 1385 feet, Total Ascent 538 feet. Warning: Rattlesnakes have been spotted on this trail during warm, summer months. Wow! What an awesome trail! This is thanks, in a large part to the Friends of Badger Mountain. The Friends of Badger Mountain worked […]

Will you take care of your dog, please?

There seems to be an unusually large number of “presents” left along the trail on Badger Mountain. There are plenty of unpackaged “presents”. Some of them are nicely wrapped but left trailside. Now, you may think this is kind of picky but it sure messes up the beauty of our local trails when dog owners […]

Snow’s Gone!  Time to Hike!

The Snow is gone! Hit the Trails! It’s hard to believe the contrast between the first part of February and the first part of March. The pictures below show the south side of Badger Mountain on the Skyline Trail. There was a huge drift there for a couple months! This is the longest winter I […]

Badger Mountain Extreme Challenge

A while back, I met Dan in the parking lot at a local auto parts store. He recognized me from and wanted to talk about his experience at the 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).  […]

Badger Mountain Trail Reopened!

Badger Mountain Trail ReopenedThe Dallas Road trailhead received a facelift Expansion of the Skyline/Langdon trailhead parking area and access road is done Work crews will also chip sealed the road from Dallas Road to the parking area which will be a big help in preventing the washboards which develop with the heavy traffic.

May is a wonderful time of year for hiking.  Its warming up, there’s plenty of sunshine, wildflowers are blooming. Watch out as my favorite flower, the Mariposa Lily will be blooming soon!  The last couple of hikes I’ve noticed the butterflies are out!  It happens every May and it is so fun to walk through […]