Cowiche Canyon Trail

MARCH 13, 2010   It was a beautiful day for this hike in Cowiche Canyon with the Mountaineers.  The trail extends 3 miles through the canyon with side trails leading to the uplands on one side and a winery on the other.  We hiked the canyon from end to end, and the Uplands Trail in search of wildflowers, which we found in abundance:  grass widows, sagebrush violets, sagebrush buttercups, yellow bells and more.  Wonderful views of Cleman Mountain graced our lunch spot, and everyone enjoyed the generous sunshine. 

It was 2 years ago this weekend the last time I was here, and I was surprised all over again by how beautiful it is. 

8 miles, 450' gain