An eight (8) mile hike up the Palouse Canyon from Lyons Ferry State Park to Palouse Falls State Park that emphasizes the Ice Age Floods story and the local Native American and settlement history, sponsored by both the Cheney-Spokane and the Palouse Falls Chapters of the Ice Age Floods Institute. Deadline for registration is March 5, 2018.
On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the most difficult, this hike rates as a “10″ for nearly sheer climbs on loose rock. A hiker should be in good physical shape (i.e., be able to hike three (3) miles without breaks). It is suggested that participants do some up and down hill hiking prior to the fieldtrip. A hiker should not have serious heart or vertigo problems.
Children must be at least age 10 and must be accompanied by an adult hiker.
Pets are not allowed on the hike.
It is suggested that you bring a day pack; appropriate clothing for changes in weather, good shoes, lunch, water, snacks, protection from the sun, emergency items, camera and binoculars. Walking poles may be helpful.
Prior to 9 a.m., meet under railroad bridge near Lyons Ferry Fish Hatchery, near Washtucna, Washington. There is plenty of parking at the Hatchery. A restroom is available at this meeting site/parking lot.
The hike begins promptly at 9 a.m. at Lyons Ferry State Park Fish Hatchery and concludes about six (6) hours later at Palouse Falls State Park. Vehicles will shuttle hikers back to the Hatchery.
Camping is available at Palouse Falls State Park; RV and other camping at KOA Lyons Ferry Marina.
Hike registration form and info can be found in the calendar. Contact Palouse Falls Chapter President Lloyd Stoess at (509) 954-3927 if you can be a shuttle driver after the hike. Shuttle drivers’ fees are waived.