Umtanum Ridge

Yakima Skyline Ridge Trail

May 16, 2009   A Mountaineers CHS hike on Umtanum Ridge.  Our group of 10 hiked to the ridge via the south trailhead via the old access trailhead.  The trail climbs steeply up the  ridge above the Yakima River to the high point at 2737.  Balsam root was still in bloom though past its prime, but lupine and bitter root is poised to take over center stage.   We hiked as far as the trail where I came up onto the ridge in April and saw a flock of white pelicans on the river below us. 

9 miles roundtrip

2000 gain