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Dates: 4/1/2019 - 11/15/2019
City / State: Vantage, WA
Event Name: Town and Ginkgo St Park
Event Type: Seasonal Walk
Event ID: 111627 2019/Y2184
Distance - Trail Ratings: 3K, 7K and 10K - 2A
Description: 10K consists of separate 7K and 3K loops. The 7K is along the Columbia River, through the community of Vantage and goes to Ginkgo State Park visitor center with petroglyphs and lots of petrified logs. Visitor center has limited days/hours when it is open to view the inside exhibits. From 4/1 to 5/15 and from 9/16 to 10/31, it is open Fri/Sat/Sun 11am to 6pm. From 5/16-9/15, it is open daily 11am to 6pm. Petrified logs and petroglyphs can be seen around the visitor center grounds anytime during the day. You then drive 2.75 miles to the state park interpretive site and the 3K "Trees of Stone" hiking trails. Driving directions to 3K trails are on walk directions. Info on Ginkgo State Park found at: http://parks.state.wa.us/288/Ginkgo-Petrified-Forest. Sturdy shoes or hiking boots recommended for 3K. 7K route is a 2A while 3K trail is a 2C. Pets allowed on leash. Washington State Discover Pass required for 3K parking lot unless you park along the highway. Day use parking passes are available for sale in the 3K lot.
Amenities: Strollers: None | Wheelchairs: None | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: Points of Reference, Walking the USA A - Z
Start Times: See Event Description
Location: Best Western Plus Hotel (In Ellensburg)
Start Point / Driving Directions: 211 W. Umptanum Rd, Ellensburg, WA 98926. WESTBOUND or EASTBOUND on I-90, take Exit 109. Turn right (north) on Canyon Road to Umptanum Rd stoplight. Turn left on Umptanum Rd, cross the railroad tracks and hotel is on the right. Ask for "walk box" at registration desk. REMOTE WALK. After registering, you will drive about 30 miles to the walk start points. Driving directions to walk start points are on the walk directions. Daily, dawn to dusk.
Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
Comments: There is very little shade on the walk. Carry shade and water.
Host Club: Central Washington Sun Striders
Contact: Joe Blazek (509) 899-6535
Website: www.centralwasunstriders.weebly.com
E-Mail Contact: joeblazek1@gmail.com