Thursday, September 09, 2010

On Abridged Hiking in Washington's Channeled Scablands: Or the complete boxed set

If you gotta have the complete box set, here it is: The BLM Twin Lakes Hike Complete includes all of the photos taken of this hike. Some of the images may seem redundant to include (although I love every one of them), but the purpose here is to show the view of every leg of this 9.5 miles trek, taken on September 5, 2010. The colors are desert browns and tans. We'd love to hike it in the Spring, too, when everything is green. We never tire of the the vistas in the channeled scablands of Washington State. -gw
The Channeled Scablands of eastern Washington are home to geologic features not found anywhere else in the world. Catastrophic floods raced through the area during the last Ice Age, carving channels through the mostly flat land. Today, rolling hills of cropland and sagebrush steppe habitat are interspersed with canyons of carved basalt columns. A completely unique world exists within those canyon walls. Creeks and lakes support grasslands and trees. Wildlife and wildflowers thrive. Remnants of early Native American settlements and pioneer homesteads speak of the first inhabitants.

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