After reading recent trip reports of the area, I decided to head over to the sunshine of Eastern Washington and the Gorge area to do a loop hike around the Ancient Lakes and Dusty Lake area. Trip was about 10 miles but felt a little longer do to scrambling around on the rocks by the lakes and doing a little cross country hiking when I lost the trail over by Dusty Lake. I didn't see any Rattlers this hike but I did see a marmot on the ridge between Ancient and Dusty. Lots of people and horses on the trail today, so not much solitude but still a fun area to explore. I highly recommend this trip if you are from Western Washington trying to escape the wet spring weather.
- Umtanum Canyon and Ridge
- Mount Townsend