White Bluffs North by Dwight S.

After the snowstorms we had the week before, the clear sunny skies were a very welcome sight. Six of us met at the Winco parking lot and caravanned to the trailhead. The temperature was around 45° when we started at 10:15 am. The trail was in good condition with very...

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Woodland Sno-Park by Chuck W.

We left the Tri-Cities on a beautiful morning with our Blue Mountain’s goal clearly in sight. The parking lot greeted the ten of us with brilliant sunshine, dark blue skies, no wind and about 12 degrees (it did warm up to 19 over the course of the day). The snow was...

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Blewett Pass by Steve G.

We got lucky on this one. The trip happened in a weather window between a series of storms that have dumped multiple feet of snow at Blewett Pass over the last few weeks. The Ponderosa Pine, Spruce and Larches were flocked with snow, and the walking was easy on our...

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New Year’s Day Hike by Dwight S.

The New Year’s Day social had modifications this year. Though everyone enjoys the Chili Feed after the hike, it was not allowed under the current Coronavirus guidelines. Instead, the club provided hot chocolate and cookies on the trail to all participants and guests....

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Horseshoe Prairie Snowshoe by Chuck W.

This trip was originally intended to go start where Highway 410 ends for the winter just east of Chinook Pass in the Cascades. However, the weather forecast called for heavy rain and very strong winds. The Blue Mountain forecast looked a little better with light snow,...

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Rattlesnake Slope by Chuck W.

Adhering to COVID-19 restrictions, twelve of us made our individual ways to the trailhead on Highway 225 north of Benton City. We then broke into 3 groups of less than 5 people each and headed out at different times on different routes. Not your normal IMAC logistics,...

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McBee Loop by George M.

Four hikers showed up at the McBee trailhead at 7:30am. The weather was cool with the temperature in the 50s. The sky was slightly hazy due to smoke from nearby fires. We did the loop in a clockwise direction. We hiked along the base of Kiona Ridge for about 1.5 miles...

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Umatilla Rim Trail by Terry K.

We proved we can make IMAC hikes “work” during times of Covid! Eight of us left the Tri-Cities at 7:15 a.m. and caravanned to the Nine Mile Trailhead of the Umatilla Rim Trail. This trail is in the Umatilla National Forest. Our goal was to hike 5 miles out and then...

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Balloon Tree Loop by Jaynee L.

Three wise cross-country skiers escaped possibly infected humanity by cross-country skiing in the fresh, clear air along the Balloon Tree Loop route from the Woodland Sno-Park in the Blues. We carpooled in a large van, sitting far apart. We skied at least 200 feet...

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Igloo Building by Forrest H.

Despite numerous delays due to weather and personal schedules, this trip finally went through. Upon arriving at Andies Prairie, the crew found that the snow conditions were good for igloo making with the top foot or so of snow being consolidated, compact snow. Under...

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