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First Day hike: Bowl & Pitcher Loop, Riverside State Park
January 1 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pmFree
Where to meet: Bowl and Pitcher day use parking lot
Degree of difficulty and length: Easy hike
Length: Approximately 2 miles round trip
Description: Danny Murphy with WA State Parks and Ben Baird with the Riverside State Park Foundation will lead the hike. The terrain is primarily flat, but participants should be prepared for some sections of tread that are uneven and rocky. This hike will take participants along the Spokane River amongst towering Ponderosa Pines and massive basalt rock formations in one of the main areas of Riverside State Park called Bowl and Pitcher. Participants will have an opportunity to learn about the park’s history, flora and fauna, and view many of the distinctive structures built by the Civilian Conservation Corps, including the iconic swinging bridge. There is a good chance that participants might see some wildlife including osprey, bald eagles, deer, western gray squirrels, and moose to name a few. Snacks and other goodies will be provided by the Riverside State Park Foundation and WA State Parks. Visitors aren’t required to display a Discover Pass because it is a State Parks free day.
Dogs: Permitted on leash for hike
Other: Wear hiking boots or shoes with good traction. If there is snow please bring snow appropriate gear such as snowshoes, microspikes, and trekking poles.
RSVP: Not required