Upper Yakima Basin

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The Teanaway: Conserved!

The Teanaway: Conserved!

The Teanaway transaction is complete.  The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) now owns an additional 50,000 acres in and around the Teanaway basin.  This is the largest single land conservation transaction in the 22-year history of the Greenway, and the largest state transaction in 45 years. This major land acquisition is a huge

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Major step forward for biggest Greenway conservation priority

Major step forward for biggest Greenway conservation priority

The Teanaway River Basin, just north of Cle Elum, boasts working forest lands, livestock grazing acreage, opportunities for many kinds of recreation, hundreds of miles of streams and dozens of trails. Today Governor Jay Inslee signed the capital budget for the State of Washington which included $132 million for the Yakima Basin Integrated Plan which will provide

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Volunteers needed for Operation Lorax

Calling all volunteers! The Kittitas County Chapter of the American Red Cross is hosting a tree planting event in Cle Elum this Saturday, October 27th, as part of “National Make a Difference Day“. The event, entitled “Operation LORAX“, will give volunteers the opportunity to plant trees in efforts to restore areas of the county damaged by severe

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Ellensburg: Greenway champion of biking and walking

Ellensburg: Greenway champion of biking and walking

Did that headline come as a surprise to you? The findings certainly surprised me. Seattle consistently earns accolades nationally for walking and biking such as Walkscore’s 6th most walkable large city, Walkscore’s 7thmost bikable, and Bicycle Magazine’s 10th. However, at least in terms of U.S. Census commuting to work statistics, Ellensburg beats walking pants and cycling shorts off Seattle: The top three

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Trek Talk…A Trekker Reflects

Trek Talk…A Trekker Reflects

There was stargazing above Rattlesnake Lake. There were campfire sing-a-longs and an uncanny rendition of “Rhinestone Cowboy.” There were blisters and cramps and cringe-worthy sunburns.  And there was such extraordinary beauty that- unless you knew of the Greenway already- you would never believe it exists right in our own backyards. The Mountains to Sound Greenway

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Cooper River Trail: 1311

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Upper Yakima Basin
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Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Kittitas County, WA
A magnificent walk along 4 miles of the rushing Cooper River leads to Cooper Lake, a reservoir surrounded by eastern Cascade peaks and forested slopes. Anglers and families alike will enjoy trout, birds, and wildlife.

Davis Peak Trail: 1324

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Upper Yakima Basin
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Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Kittitas County, WA
Long and arduous hike to great views at the former lookout site and continuing with a final scramble to Davis Peak. The trail is closed for stock until repairs can be completed to a bridge on the trail.

Dawson Loop

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Upper Yakima Basin
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Suncadia Resort, Kittitas County, WA
The trails at Suncadia are open to the public. The greeter at the entrance can provide directions if needed. Park at lodge or parks. No parking on roadways or in neighborhoods.