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Mon., April 14, 2014, 10:02 a.m.

Deep Creek hike has potential for discovery

Hikers check out the basalt cliffs on the Deep Creek Canyon trail in Riverside State Park. (Crystal Gartner)
Hikers check out the basalt cliffs on the Deep Creek Canyon trail in Riverside State Park. (Crystal Gartner)

HIKING -- My story about the visual pleasures of day hiking in April was published in the Sunday Outdoors section.  One of the hikes mentioned was Deep Creek Canyon in Riverside State Park.

As if to emphasize the timeliness of hiking that area, Crystal Gartner and members of the Upper Columbia River Group of Sierra Club were on the trail finding more to see than spring wildflowers.

If nesting bald eagles might tickle your fancy, take this hike -- No. 82 in Day Hiking Eastern Washington -- and be sure to hike all the way to the benches on Pine Bluff.

Hint:  Bring binoculars!




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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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