Swakane Canyon

MAY 26, 2008 - We  had this trail through Swakane Canyon near Wenatchee to ourselves this warm Memorial Day.  The trail climbs steeply at first, gaining elevation and views overlooking the Columbia River, but it levels out to a more reasonable grade at around 2 miles.  We stopped for lunch at this point under a hard-to-find shade tree, then turned back because the weather forecast called for possible thunderstorms, and dark clouds were gathering in the distance.  Most of the wildflowers had already bloomed and faded before we hiked this trail, so the views of the beautiful surrounding countryside were the main attraction of the day. 

4 miles roundtrip