Eastern Washington is the portion of the US state of Washington east of the Cascade Range. The region contains the city of Spokane (the second largest city in the state), the Tri-Cities, the Columbia River and the Grand Coulee Dam, the Hanford Nuclear Reservation and the fertile farmlands of the Yakima Valley and the Palouse. ~Wikipedia
Today we sought out Beaver Tail in the Yakima River Canyon. So we could avoid the rain in the mountains.
We found solitude and distanced ourselves on Rattlesnake Dance Ridge and Manastash Ridge West Summit.
Cleman Mountain was perfect for social distancing. There was no one here but the three of us.
I couldn't find a new place to visit on this rainy day. So we made another trip out to Potholes Coulee.
Today we took another short trip up to Manastash 1 of Manastash Ridge via Westberg Trail.
We spent another day out east to Taunton Benchmark on Saddle Mountains near Othello, Washington.
The last-minute plan to Whiskey Dick Wildlife Area put us on the trail at 2 PM. A super late start!
After a visit to the San Juan Islands, we went east to Steamboat Rock, hoping for the afternoon sunshine.
It was equally rainy in the western state. So naturally, we headed east in search of the sun.
Due to high rainfall, this year, we weren't able to welcome the new year on top of a mountain.
The mountain rainfall outlook was high. So we took our final trip of the year to Eastern Washington.
Today we took our new apprentice on a short trip to Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park.
The view out to Columbia River would have been excellent had it not been for the persistent clouds.
Our November trips alternated between Teanaway and the desert so to avoid the rain altogether.
We went up to Tarzan Butte the day before. Then the next day, we visited Eastern Washington.
My initial plan was Frenchman Coulee. But then we shortened the drive by visiting Baldy instead.