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,...

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...

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...

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...

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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