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Dates: 4/20/2018 - 4/22/2018
City / State: Othello, WA
Event Name: Columbia National Wildlife Refuge - Chukar Lake Trail
Event Type: Walk
Event ID: 109409 
Distance - Trail Ratings: 5K, 10K - 2C
Description: This new hike will take you through desert wildflower meadows, set amidst a network of narrow and wide coulees; past marshes, ponds, lakes, and potholes that support numerous wildlife species, and on to the top of basalt cliffs for views of Upper Goose Lake. 5K rated 2B. 10K rated 3C due to steep ascent and descent on game trails. Carry water. Sturdy hiking footwear recommended. Stay safe by keeping well back of cliff edges.
Amenities: Strollers: NO | Wheelchairs: NO | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: This event doesn't have any special Programs assigned.
Start Times: 8 AM to Noon Fri. and Sat; 8 AM to 11 AM Sun.
Location: Kiwanis Park
Start Point / Driving Directions: I-90 Eastbound from Seattle area to the Columbia River Bridge at Vantage. On the east side of the bridge, exit onto Highway SR-26 and stay on that road to Othello. Exit left (northbound) onto S. 1st Avenue; then right (eastbound) onto E. Elm Street. Turn right (southbound) onto 5th Avenue and into Kiwanis Park.
Alternate route: I-90 Eastbound to Moses Lake. Right (southbound) on SR-17 to W. Cunningham Road. Right (westbound) to S. Broadway Avenue. Left on Broadway (southbound). Turn left (eastbound) onto E. Elm Street. Turn right (southbound) onto 5th Avenue and into Kiwanis Park.
Awards & Fees: A Award
Comments: The area is an important migratory route for Sandhill Cranes. Their distinct calls are easily heard, enabling observers to locate flocks flying overhead. The Old Hotel Art Gallery in Othello offers two floors of arts and crafts, and specialty food items, from the Inland Northwest. Also located in this 1912 state heritage building are the Visitor Center, Chamber of Commerce, and All Scratch Bakery.
Open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (bakery open Wednesday-Friday).
Host Club: Four-Plus Foolhardy Folks
Contact: Cheri Overman (253) 709-7835
Website: fourplushikers.weebly.com
E-Mail Contact: cgeosite@gmail.com