On Monday, May 15th, 2017, Eastern Washington Adventures did a Road Trip. Three vehicles with members met up in Vantage, WA at 10 AM. We convoyed across the Columbia River on I-90 and headed east on SR26. We stopped at the Hatton Coulee Rest Area just past US395 to met two more members in their truck & camper.
We all continued on SR26 and then turned onto SR261 in Washtucna. We ran SR261 to Palouse Falls. We stopped to see the water fall and have lunch.
After lunch we ran SR261 south to Lyons Ferry State Park. We took a walk through the park to look at the old ferry and then over to the Snake River.
After our hike through Lyons Ferry State Park, we continued south across the Snake River Bridge aka Lyons Ferry Bridge. We turned off of SR261 at Starbuck, WA and ran the back roads to US12 near Dayton, WA. We headed west though Dayton and stopped to camp at Lewis and Clark Trail State Park.
We set up our two camps at Lewis and Clark Trail State Park, then took a hike in that park. We took the trail and walk down to the Touchet River which runs along the north board of Lewis and Clark Trail State Park. We watched crop dusters flying around the park. We hike on around the trail to the park entrance and then crossed US12 to the day use area of the park. The day use part of the park had a lot of historic information signs telling about Lewis and Clark’s adventure. After reading the signs and letting the kids play some, we headed back across the highway. Some went to start dinner and the rest of us finished off the trail back to camp. We head a potluck dinner around the campfire and then enjoyed the warm night.
The next morning we woke up to everything being wet. The rain had moved into the area. We packed up camp and parted ways.
Here are some photos of the Eastern Washington Adventures May 2017 Road Trip:
makes handcrafted snacks, shaved ice, and has souvenirs.
Inside and outside seating at the shop. Off site catering.
Eastern Washington Adventures
is an Outdoor Recreation Information Center that holds many free events.