Skagit Audubon

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Grand Coulee Geologic Field Trip

Start Date: Sat. Oct 10, 2015 8:00 am - Sun. Oct 11, 2015 4:00 pm
Duration: 1 Day, 8 Hours

Geologists Gene Kiver, a member of our Skagit Audubon Society, and Bruce Bjornstad will be leading hikes in the Grand Coulee. The Saturday hike is a climb to top of Steamboat Rock and the Sunday hike will be on the Wagon Road Trail in Northrup Canyon. Both hikes are in the Upper Grand Coulee and provide spectacular views of the Grand Coulee and other Missoula Floods features.  State Park campgrounds and motels in the town of Grand Coulee are available.

Steamboat Rock (Saturday) is a 4-5 mile round trip hike that includes a challenging ascent and descent of 700 feet on a poorly maintained trail and an easy flat trail around the perimeter of the Steamboat mesa.  People with vertigo problems and lack of good balance as well as young children are discouraged.

Wagon Road Trail (Sunday) is a relatively easy family-friendly 4-mile roundtrip trail that leads to the summit of the plateau scabland along the east wall of the Grand Coulee.

Leaders: Bruce Bjornstad & Gene Kiver,     360-299-2759 or

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