Whitepine Outing, March 19

Stretch your legs, open your eyes, wake your senses……..

Saturday, March 19, 2016, 9:00am, White Pine Chapter Field Trip to Nisqually John Canyon and Wawawai County Park
Leaders: Terry Gray, assisted by Judy Ferguson
Meet at Dissmore’s IGA (1205 North Grand Ave.) in Pullman, WA

We will head to Wawawai County Park on the Snake River, stopping briefly along the way for early native plants in bloom, arriving by 10:00am for a restroom break. We’ll then proceed up the Snake River, probably stopping at Granite Point. The main destination is Nisqually John Habitat Management Unit (Army Corps of Engineers), where we can walk along the creek valley, and also take a trail up the hillsides. Around 1:00, we’ll be back at Wawawai County Park, where there are picnic table shelters. After lunch, a gentle trail leads along slopes and past a wetland.

The trip will offer views of native plants (a few in bloom), examples of common threats to riparian habitats, sweeping canyon views, and sights and sounds of birds! Bring binoculars, snacks and lunch, water, sunscreen, and appropriate jacket. Long pants are recommended. Wear suitable shoes for hiking. One stretch of trail may be very muddy.

Roundtrip miles: about 70.

For a map of Nisqually John Canyon and Wawawai Rd on the Snake River area: Nisqually John Canyon on the Snake. Move the map down slightly to see Wawawai County Park on the Snake as well.