Sunday, January 27, 2008

Steamboat Rock- September 2007

I ventured to Steamboat Rock State Park on September 20-21, 2007 and camped out at the excellent campground there. Mule deer wandered around the site and where easy to locate. The trail to the top is not for the light hearted and requires some scrambling and hand holds at one particularly steep spot. Good sturdy hiking boots are a must due to the nature of the rock at the basaltic cliffs. This park is located near Grand Coulee Dam in the center of Washington State. Many photo opportunities abound with all the columnar basalt coulees all over the area. If you are interested in geology look up the Great Lake Missoula floods (during the end of the last ice age). The last photo is of an old abandoned asphalt road now only visited by waterfowl.

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