Spring/Summer Calendar

                                                 Spring Summer Calendar

This is a preliminary calendar, more activities and descriptions to follow.

Saturday, April 22- Spokane’s South Hill Bluff Hike-Meet at Lowe’s parking lot, CDA location, southwest corner) in sufficient time for 8:00 AM Departure. It will take roughly an hour to drive to the trailhead which will be the parking area where 37th Avenue intersects High Drive. (Note that High Drive has several names – High Drive Parkway, South High Drive, East High Drive, etc). More than 20 miles of trails are available on the bluff. Most of the trails on the bluff are single track; some have more bike use than others but generally most trails have an easy track to walk. I have attached driving directions beginning at exit 280A on I-90 to 37th Avenue in Spokane. More information will go out from Yahoo Groups.

We will do a trail segment between 37th and 57th Avenues along the upper portion of the bluff. Pets are allowed on the bluff trails but must be leashed. Trip Leader Mike Z-1-208-610-3894.

Saturday, May 6-Bead Lake Hike Description:  Rated medium difficulty.  Hike will be about 9 miles round trip (although we can vary the mileage depending on the desires of the group).  Bring snacks and water.  Meeting Place & Show-Up Time:  We will meet at Ron’s Super One in Hayden at 8:30am to car pool, and arrive at the trailhead at about 9:30am. Bring snacks and water. Internet Link: http://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/bead-lake Trip Leader Martha G- 1-208-659-4940.


Saturday, May 20-Kayak/Canoe Little Spokane River- “Perhaps the best way to experience the rare freshwater marsh environment is by quietly paddling a canoe or kayak down the river. Stealthful observers may see a wide variety of songbirds, woodpeckers, raptors, and waterfowl. “The quote best describes the trip down the picturesque Little Spokane River.  We will meet at the southwest corner of Coeur d’Alene Lowe’s parking lot for a 08:30 departure to the launch area. After drivers shuttle cars to the take-out area and return, we will launch for a 7 mile journey down the river.  There are no rapids, but the river will be flowing at a moderate pace this year.  Half way we will stop at the painted rocks area for lunch.  A Washington State discovery pass is required for parking.  Here is a web site for a description:   https://sites.google.com/site/riversidestateparkwa/park-activities/natural-areas/little-Spokane-river An RSVP would assure a notification of changes.  Contact me with any questions.   Coordinator:  John Lee,  jleederby@aol.com , 208 772 8410 cell 208 818 8059


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