Category

Date

Oct 03 2020

Time

All of the day

Wahatis Peak, DH-2

George Meriwether, george@ghmworld.net (no phone calls)

This is a hike to the highest point in the Saddle Mountains just north of the Hanford Reservation. To the south, we will see much of the Hanford Site and to the north will be evidence of the Missoula floods. Along the trail, there will be pieces of petrified wood and near the top is a very interesting geologic feature to ponder. We’ll plan to have lunch on top while enjoying the view. The hike is about 9 miles RT on a rough dirt road with an elevation gain of about 2000 ft. We will hike at a moderate pace. We will start on the north side of Saddle Mountain from Crab Creek Road. If it’s a little breezy in the Tri-Cities, it will likely be quite windy on top, so be prepared. Bring lunch, water, and dress accordingly.

The drive is about 130 miles RT with $13 payable to the drivers. If we are under Covid-19 restrictions at the time, there will be no carpooling and everybody will drive to the trailhead separately. The trip will be limited to 8 participants and all participants will be vetted.

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