Sunday, January 2, 2011

January 2nd on the Columbia Plateau Trail

The Columbia Plateau Trail remains undeveloped south of Martin Road near Sprague, Washington. I have tried hiking and mountain biking on this section that is rough from the chunky basalt that makes up the bed. I decided to try again with this covering of snow that cushioned around the rocks and made walking easier. This section of the trail will someday be smoothed with gravel to make it usable. Then you will be able to bike all the way from Spokane to Tri-Cities perhaps with a couple of campgrounds. It remains abandoned for now. The hawks and owls had some company today, however.