See you on the trail!
June 8, Saturday: Brian will be leading an approximate 5 mile (2 ½ miles in and out) hike on a trail along Paradise Ridge on the Palouse. This is his cousin Jacie Jensen’s private property located between Genesee and Moscow, where she has a native plant farm. There are lots of wildflowers and a nice view of the Palouse and beyond. This trail has a few moderate climbs but is generally flat. Bring a lunch to eat along the trail. Meet at the Lewiston Community Center at 8 am and we’ll carpool from there. Please also remember to bring some cash for gas for your driver if you’re carpooling with someone else. http://www.
The Lochsa River National Recreation Trail #2 runs for about 16 miles alongside Highway 12 between Cold Springs Creek and Sherman Creek. We’ll start on the west end by the Sherman Creek trailhead.
The Clearwater Trekkers have made a couple of passes at this trail in the past, but this is the year we make it all the way to the waterfall! I can feel it in the soles of my feet. The third time’s the charm, right?
Let’s meet at 8:00 AM in the parking area just outside Kooskia, ID where Highway 12 and Highway 13 meet. As you head east on Highway 12, take a right like you were going into Kooskia, but don’t cross the bridge into town. Instead, take an immediate right into the parking area. We can carpool from there.
The Wilderness Gateway Campground is about an hour east from Kooskia on Highway 12 near MM 122, and the trailhead is just past the campground on the left. The Lochsa River Trail #2 shares parking with the Sherman Creek Trailhead #203. The plan is to follow the trail for about 4 or 5 miles, do lunch, and then head back. I anticipate we’ll back at our cars by 2:30 or 3:00 PM.
June 22, Saturday: Jill will be leading an approximately 6-mile hike (3 miles in and out) along a trail that leads to Fry Point, with an old homestead at Roberts Point. This is an old roadbed/trail, and is an easy to moderate hike. Bring a lunch to eat along the trail. We’ll meet at the Lewiston Community Center at 8 am and carpool from there. Please also remember to bring some cash for your driver if you’re carpooling with someone else.