Last updated 5/14/13
Saturday, May 18, 10:00 AM - Guided wildflower walk, our last of the season. Meet at the kiosk at the base of the Canyon trail.
Also, the Columbia Basin Chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society is hosting a number of spring wildflower hikes in other areas. You can find their schedule on their Web site.
Friday, May 24 - The full moon rises at 8:20 PM.
Saturday May 25, 10:00 AM - Native plants walk. Meet at the Canyon Trail parking lot off Queensgate Dr. On this two-hour walk, we'll view several different buckwheats and our local paintbrush blooming. Bring water to drink and dress for the weather. This hike is organized by the WA Native Plant Society.
Saturday, June 1, 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM - The first annual "Hike for Hope" on Badger Mountain to support the National Fragile X Foundation. You can register between 8:00 and 11:00 AM at Trailhead Park (top of Queensgate). There will be activities for kids, prizes, music, and, yes, HIKING! Bring your own picnic or purchase lunch in the park. Here are the flyer announcing the Hike for Hope, the registration form and, if you'd like to be a sponosr of the event, the sponship letter. You can learn more about the Hike for Hope at the event's Web site, or contact local organizer Allison Coyne.
Saturday, June 1, 9:00 AM - Amon Basin native plant hike. Meet at the west entrance to Amon Basin for a walk to look at electric blue sand penstemon blooming and other native plants. Meet at the small parking lot 1.5 miles south of the Gage and Leslie intersection (or 1/2 mile north of the roundabout at the intersection of Leslie and Clearwater). This hike is organized by the WA Native Plant Society.
Tip: Walking through Work Zones
When you're hiking on Badger and come across trail work in progress, please remember it's like road work -- please wait until you are told to go forward. Remember, too, to stay on the trail, even in a work zone. The workers are prepared for you to walk on their work and sometimes even need it to pack it down. Thanks!