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Steamboat Rock — Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

Central Washington

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Type of Hike

Day hike

Trail Conditions

Minor obstacles posing few problems


Road suitable for all vehicles


Bugs were not too bad


Snow free
The hike up probably took around 40 minutes or so and the heat was a little hard for about a third of the trail even with cloudy skies, so water is obviously a must. There were still flowers blooming, purple aster and pink penstemon along with a white flower I can't identify (I don't think it's a prairie star). I was also lucky enough to spot the tail end of a western skink! I had no idea we had such colorful reptiles in this state.



KellyJo - I had to google western skink - wow, what a cool looking creature! Do you know why their tails are blue? I assume for breeding, but this would seem an odd time of year for that (if you're a skink).

Posted by:

Kim Brown on Sep 18, 2014 09:45 AM